Semi-Automatic Washing Machine


Question: Does putting clothes in a semi-automatic washing machine purify the clothes?


Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

Dear questioner,

Thank you for your important question.

Yes, as long as the filthy clothes are put in first and the water is poured over, and there is no physical filth in the water, such as food from vomit, the clothes will become pure. (Minhaj al-Talibin, Nawawi) Any other clothes added will also be pure.

In fact, if sometimes the filthy clothes were put last and didn’t change the color of the water, then there is also room for that. (I’anat al-Talibin, Millibari; Ihya ‘Ulum al-Din, Ghazali; Mukhtasar Khalil)

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I pray this helps.

[Ustadh] Farid

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Farid Dingle has completed extensive years of study in the sciences of the Arabic language and the various Islamic Sciences. During his studies, he also earned a CIFE Certificate in Islamic Finance. Over the years, he has developed a masterful ability to craft lessons that help non-Arabic speakers gain a deep understanding of the language. He currently teaches courses in the Arabic Language.