How Do I Remove Impurities from a Carpet?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch


How do I remove impurities from a carpet?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

Impurities are removed from a carpet by pouring water on the area and drying it up three times. [Tahtawi/Shurunbulali, Hashiyat Maraqi al-Falah]

Identifying the Place of Impurity

If one is unable to exactly identify the place of impurity, one will estimate to the best of their ability and wash that area. After this, one must ignore any second guesses and know that the carpet is considered pure now. [Ibid.]

Transferral of Impurity

If a person whose feet are wet walks on a dry carpet with impurities on it, the feet are considered pure as long as the traces (smell and color) are not clearly manifest on their feet. [Ibid.]

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 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 several texts on spirituality. He joined the SeekersGuidance faculty in the summer of 2019.