How Can Clothes Be Cleansed of Amniotic Fluid?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel


I am currently expecting my first child in the next few weeks. I was told that leaking amniotic fluid is one of the signs of labor. I’d like to know if this liquid is pure and how to clean clothes stained with it.


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

I pray you are well.

It is comprised of water produced by the mother. As it exits the vagina, it is impure. Everything that comes from the vagina is impure and must be cleaned if it is soiled, including clothes and body areas. [Ibn ’Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar]

If one can wash the clothes or body easily, then fine; otherwise, keep extra clothing nearby to change and pray.

Praying for a Trust Bearer: On Child-Bearing, Surat al-Anbiyā’ (verse 89), Duas from the Qur’an Explained.

I pray this helps with your question.
[Mawlana] Ilyas Patel
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Mawlana Ilyas Patel is a traditionally-trained scholar who has studied in the UK, India, Pakistan, Syria, Jordan, and Turkey. He started his early education in the UK. He went on to complete the hifz of the Quran in India, then enrolled in an Islamic seminary in the UK, where he studied the secular and ‘Aalimiyya sciences. He then traveled to Karachi, Pakistan. He has been an Imam in Rep of Ireland for several years. He has taught hifz of the Quran, Tajwid, Fiqh, and many other Islamic sciences to children and adults onsite and online extensively in the UK and Ireland. He taught at a local Islamic seminary for 12 years in the UK, where he was a librarian and a teacher of Islamic sciences. He currently resides in the UK with his wife. His interest is a love of books and gardening.