Can Filth Transfer from Cloth to Cloth?


Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Assalam alaykum

Is wearing dry unclean cloth on clean cloth will turn that clean cloth unclean?

Can I pray in that condition?

Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah,

Yes, you can pray after changing from ritually filthy clothing into ritually pure clothing without doing anything else.

Filth doesn’t transfer from something dry and ritually filthy to something else dry and ritually pure unless the traces are clearly manifest.

Please also see: How Is Filth Transferred? and: A Reader on Waswasa (Baseless Misgivings)

And Allah Most High knows best.

[Ustadh] Tabraze Azam

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Tabraze Azam holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Leicester, where he also served as the President of the Islamic Society. He memorised the entire Qur’an in his hometown of Ipswich at the tender age of sixteen, and has since studied the Islamic Sciences in traditional settings in the UK, Jordan and Turkey. He is currently pursuing advanced studies in Jordan, where he is presently based with his family.