Fatwa: # 40001
Category: Purity (Tahaarah)
Country: United Kingdom
Date: 12th June 2018


Purification of Floor Mats


If a floor has impurity and it dries, according to the hadeeth, this will become pureif there's no stains
and signs of impurity left.

Is it the same ruling with liners which is put on floors within the kitchen and bathroom?

In UK, mojority of people have tile floors, so what they do to prevent the tiles from getting wet is, they will put liners (Thick matts) so water can't get to the tiles.

Even though these liners are removable with some difficulty due to being spreaded in the entire kicthen and bathroom, but The liners are attached in a way that when you talk to someome, you'll never hear anyone say, "sit on the liner" they will say "sit on the floor".

If impurity falls on the liner and dries, will this make it pure just like the ground if there's no stain and sign of impurity?


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

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

If impurity on the earth dries without leaving a trace, it will become pure.[1] This ruling does not extend to floor liners.

If impurity falls on a liner, the impurity must be removed.


And Allah Ta‘ālā Knows Best.


Student, Darul Iftaa


Checked and Approved by:
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



نور الايضاح ونجاة الارواح (ص: ٣٥) 

وإذا ذهب أثر النجاسة عن الأرض وجفت جازت الصلاة عليها دون التيمم منها

درر الحكام شرح غرر الأحكام (١/٢٠٠) 

( وَ ) تَطْهُرُ ( الْأَرْضُ بِالْيُبْسِ وَذَهَابِ الْأَثَرِ لِلصَّلَاةِ لَا لِلتَّيَمُّمِ ) لِأَنَّ التَّيَمُّمَ يَقْتَضِي صَعِيدًا طَيِّبًا وَفِي الصَّلَاةِ تَكْفِي الطَّهَارَةُ

تبيين الحقائق شرح كنز الدقائق وحاشية الشلبي (١/٧٢) 

(قَوْلُهُ فِي الْمَتْنِ: وَالْأَرْض بِالْيُبْسِ) لَا فَرْقَ بَيْنَ الْجَفَافِ بِالشَّمْسِ وَالنَّارِ أَوْ الرِّيحِ اهـ كَمَالٌ

البناية شرح الهداية (١/٧١٩)

م: (وإن أصابت الأرض النجاسة فجفت بالشمس وذهب أثرها) ش: قيد الجفاف بالشمس وقع اتفاقاً، لأن الغالب جفاف الأرض بالشمس، وليس باحتراز على الجفاف بأمر آخر، لأن الأرض إذا جفت بالنار أو بالريح م: (جازت الصلاة على مكانها)

النتف في الفتاوى للسغدي (١/٣٣)

وكل نَجَاسَة تصيب ارضا فانها تطهر بِثَلَاثَة اشياء بِمَا اجرى عَلَيْهَا اَوْ صب وبريح جرت عَلَيْهَا وبشمس طلعت عَلَيْهَا حَتَّى جَفتْ

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