Is the Carpet Impure if Impure Pieces of Tissue Fall on the Carpet?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch


I hope you are doing well, I have a question regarding the purity of something: some time ago small, wet, impure pieces of tissue fell on the carpet, but I am not too sure whether it left traces or not because I just picked them up and did not check at the time.

I recently checked the carpet and saw no apparent traces, but I am not sure if the carpet is considered clean due to my negligence at the time they fell, could you please clarify whether the carpet is considered pure or not according to the Hanafi madhhab?


In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful and Compassionate

If an impure wet tissue fell onto a carpet, the carpet remains pure unless the smell or color of the impurity is clearly visible on the carpet. [Shurunbulali, Maraqi al-Falah]

It is highly unlikely that impurities be transferred to the carpet from a wet tissue. For this reason, you should ignore the possibility. Your carpet is pure. In matters of purification only act on reasonable surety or certainty and cast aside all ‘what ifs.’

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.