Is Everything In My House Impure?


Question: I was careless in the preventing of spreading impurity, i.e. prostatic fluid. Now it has spread to almost all things in my house. Now on rainy days people come to our house with wet clothes and sit down, so their clothes become soiled. Also, our family goes to masjid, which makes the carpet of masjid impure. What should I do?
Answer:Assalamu alaykum,

Thank you for your question. I pray that you can resolve this issue without any waswasa (baseless misgivings) and that you feel comfortable in your home again.

 

Certainty

A legal principle that you should know is that certainty is not removed by doubt. If you simply doubt that there is filth in some areas, you should ignore it, and you are not responsible to purify it.

If you are certain that there was prostatic fluid in a certain area, simply remove the color and smell of the spot, and then pour clean water over it. The spot is pure. Or if it is small, toss it in the washing machine.
Do not worry at all about the masjid carpet or other areas of your home where filth is not perceptible.

 

Pure

Also, semen is not considered filth in the Shafi’i school but is pure. I only recommended purification because it is considered filth in the Hanafi school.  Please see the links below.

https://seekersguidance.org/answers/purity/spreading-filth-while-asleep/
https://seekersguidance.org/answers/hanafi-fiqh/people-may-have-walked-on-filth-in-my-room-has-it-spread-all-over-my-house/
https://seekersguidance.org/answers/shafii-fiqh/clean-pre-sexual-fluid-floor-shafii/

[Ustadha] Shazia Ahmad

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadha Shazia Ahmad lived in Damascus, Syria for two years where she studied aqidah, fiqh, tajweed, tafseer, and Arabic. She then attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she completed her Master’s in Arabic. Afterward, she moved to Amman, Jordan where she studied fiqh, Arabic, and other sciences. She recently moved back to Mississauga, Canada, where she lives with her family.