Does the Falling of Impermissible Food Transfer Impurity to the Other Food?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch


My question relates to the transfer of impurity. If a piece of haram food fell into a freezer, does the impurity transfer to surrounding items due to moisture in the freezer, even if they are not in direct contact with haram food? Is removing the haram piece of food and wiping the area on which it fell sufficient?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

The only impermissible food that is inherently impure is pork. Other impermissible meats are only impure if they contain blood. [ ‘Ala’ al-Din ‘Abidin, al-Hadiyya al-‘Ala’iyya]

If some pork fell in onto the freezer only the place of contact is impure. Nothing other than what contact was made is impure. It is sufficient to wipe the area in which the pork contacts till no traces. [Shurunbulali, Maraqi al-Falah]

Hope this helps
Allah knows best

[Shaykh] Yusuf Weltch
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Yusuf Weltch is a teacher of Arabic, Islamic law, and spirituality. After accepting Islam in 2008, he then completed four years at the Darul Uloom seminary in New York where he studied Arabic and the traditional sciences. He then traveled to Tarim, Yemen, where he stayed for three years studying in Dar Al-Mustafa under some of the greatest scholars of our time, including Habib Umar Bin Hafiz, Habib Kadhim al-Saqqaf, and Shaykh Umar al-Khatib. In Tarim, Shaykh Yusuf completed the memorization of the Qur’an and studied beliefs, legal methodology, hadith methodology, Qur’anic exegesis, Islamic history, and a number of texts on spirituality. He joined the SeekersGuidance faculty in the summer of 2019.