Day Questions

If the items like knives, glasses or surfaces of kitchens and bathrooms become najis by people who do not care about taharah and they continue to make them najis again and again, then what should somebody do? Is it obligatory on him to avoid those areas? What if it is hard for our hands or clothes to remain tahir all the time?

The validity of the prayer is conditioned with the taharah of the body and the clothes of the praying person and the place of resting the forehead during prostration. The rest of the place where the person is praying does not have to be tahir but you should make sure your body or clothes do not come in contact with dampness with the rest of the place of prayer if it was najis. It is also prohibited to consume najis foods or drinks or what comes in contact with najis things with dampness. You are not required to check for the state of najasah in things, but you can consider things to be tahir if you do not know that they came in contact with najasah. It is not a condition or a prohibition to avoid contacting najasah or najis things in other than the mentioned cases.

Why are there two Sajdahs (prostrations) in one raka'at, whereas there is only one Ruku (bowing)?

We do not know the reason behind such a law since the prayer is a practice of pure worship, that consists of acts set by the Divine Legislator who likes to be worshiped in such a manner. He is the only One who knows the reason behind His desire to be worshipped in this way. The verses and the narrations did not explain such a law and we remain obedient to His orders.

Are Trinitarian Christians polytheists?

The followers of this belief are considered tahir, and all rulings that apply to Christians apply to them.