How does impurity transfer throughout the restroom in which there is a squat toilet?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch


We have a large jug (ewer) and a tap in our Indian toilet. We also wear sandals. Because the tap is so close to the toilet where we dispose of waste, impurities such as urine splashing and hitting tiny drops on the tap are possible. We get our water from the tap in the jug. We use our right hands to turn on and off the water.

Should we wash our right hand after using the restroom? Is a person’s right hand impure if he does not wash it, and can it transmit when it comes into contact with a wet object/hand or becomes wet?

Also, if someone does not wash his feet after using the restroom, are his feet and the area where he walks impure? What if someone touches that ground with a wet hand or foot after I’ve walked without washing my feet? What if he steps on it with his bare feet?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

In none of the situations you mentioned, “does impurity transfer?” First and foremost, the basis of all water is that it is pure until and unless one is reasonably sure or certain that it has become impure. [Ibn Nujaym; al-Ashbah wa al-Nazair]

In your question, you mentioned, “What if,” “If ….”, etc… – all of these situations are conjecture. Hypothetical situations are ignored in the Sacred law. Unless you know with reasonable surety, based on proof, that an actual impure substance contacted another object, ignore, ignore.

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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 Quran and studied beliefs, legal methodology, hadith methodology, Quranic exegesis, Islamic history, and a number of texts on spirituality. He joined the SeekersGuidance faculty in the summer of 2019.