Does Washing Filthy Clothes With Pure Clothes Entail That All My Clothes Are Impure?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Assalam alaykum

I am struggling to go back to the straight path.

Does washing filthy clothes with pure clothes entail that all my clothes are impure? Does it entail that all the items of my house are impure?

Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,

If an item of clothing comes out of the washing machine without any clearly distinguishable traces of filth, it is deemed pure.

Consequently, you should focus more on renewing your faith, fulfilling your current and past obligations, and resolving to leave your past completely.

Please also see: Washing Filthy Clothing in the Washing Machine and: Are My Pants and Washing Machine Filthy? and: How Do I Wash My Clothes Properly to Ensure That Filth Doesn’t Spread?

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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.