Fatwa: # 36146
Category: Purity (Tahaarah)
Country: Pakistan
Date: 8th October 2018


Are my clothes considered clean, can I perform salaah with them?


Dear Brother,



I am a male. I wash my clothes when they get impure (mani) is spilled over them. I have observed that few of my clothings still have a mark (stain) remaining on them, although I wash and rinse them thrice manually and then wash them in the washing machine, which also wash it twice or thrice (not sure) and then rinse it too. 

After the clothes are washed, I don't feel the stiffness of the impurity (mani) on the clothes but the stain (a mark of impurity) is visible on the clothes. 

Are my clothes purified (paak) or na-paak (impure), if the stain is visible after I wash them throughly as described above?
Can I offer my Salah in those clothes on whom the stain is visible?

Looking forward to your guidance.



In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, The Most Merciful.

As-salaamu `alaykum wa-ramatullahi wa-barakatuh.

In principle, when a cloth with an impurity is washed and squeezed three times it will be pure even if any stain of the impurity remains on it. The washing machine rinses the clothes many times during the washing procedure.

One may perform salaah in such clothes. [i]

And Allah Ta`ala Knows Best.

Hussein Muhammad.

Student Darul Iftaa

Arusha, Tanzania

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai



شرح مختصر الطحاوي للجصاص (1/ 359)

والنجاسة تشمل على عين وأثر، فأجاز عليه الصلاة والسلام الصلاة مع وجود الأثر عند زوال عينها


بدائع الصنائع في ترتيب الشرائع (1/ 88)

وَإِنْ كَانَتْ النَّجَاسَةُ مَرْئِيَّةً كَالدَّمِ وَنَحْوِهِ، فَطَهَارَتُهَا زَوَالُ عَيْنِهَا، وَلَا عِبْرَةَ فِيهِ بِالْعَدَدِ؛ لِأَنَّ النَّجَاسَةَ فِي الْعَيْنِ فَإِنْ زَالَتْ الْعَيْنُ زَالَتْ النَّجَاسَةُ،


Kitaabul Masa`il, Vol 1, Pg 120.

Fataawa Haqqaniyya, Vol 2, Pg 582.

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