Does Wetness From the Bathroom or Dust From Outdoors Make My Floor Impure?

Question: Does wetness from the bathroom or dust from outdoors making my floor impure?

Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

May Allah ease your difficulty and increase you in the knowledge of the religion.

Pure Until Proven Otherwise

Consider the wetness of the bathroom floor pure as well as the dirt brought in from outside. The only things that are impure are as follows:

  • Urine
  • Feces
  • Anything coming forth from the private parts
  • A Mouthful of Vomit
  • Flowing Blood
  • Alcohol
  • Dog’s Saliva
  • Pig

If you are not absolutely certain that any of the above have come in contact with your floor – the floor is pure.

How to Deal with Impurities

Allah Most High has not charged anyone beyond their capacity. He, Most High says, “and Allah has not put, upon you, in the religion, any undue hardship” [Qur’an; 22:78].

Apply the principle ‘Everything is pure until proven otherwise.’ Thus, until and unless you have near certainty that impurities have transferred, assume its purity. One should not allow the Shaytan to place misgivings in one’s heart.

These types of misgivings are all too common in regard to matters of purification. Shaytan plays on people’s sincerity in their religion and incites them toward false caution.

What is True Caution?

True caution is to follow the Sunna of the Prophet (may Allah bless him and give him peace).

Misgivings (Waswasa)

For the one who is constantly in doubt abandoning caution is often the best cure.

“As for the one who is often inflicted with waswasa, it is necessary for them to sever the cause of the waswasa and not to give it any consideration. This is because it is the doing of Shaytan and we have been commanded to oppose him.” [Ibn ‘Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar]

Knowledge

The long-term cure for these constant doubts is to seek a deeper understanding of Islamic Knowledge. With knowledge, Shaytan can not deceive you with his whispers and plots. I would advise that you find authentic scholars in your area and study with them a basic text in Islamic Jurisprudence.

Please note that SeekersGuidance.org has classes available in Islamic Jurisprudence and many other subjects.

May Allah ease all of your affairs and protect you and us from the plots of Shaytan.

Hope this Helps
Allahu A’alam

[Shaykh] Yusuf Weltch

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Yusuf Weltch is a graduate from Tarim; a student of Habib Umar and other luminaries; and authorized teachers of Qur’an and the Islamic sciences.