Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam
Question: Assalam alaykum
Is my foot impure after killing an insect with it?
Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,
No, though impermissible to consume, insects are not ritually filthy. Hence, washing your foot would not be a specific religious duty, but generally praiseworthy to maintain a state of cleanliness.
[Ibn ‘Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar ‘ala al-Durr al-Mukhtar (1.212)]
And Allah Most High alone 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.