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Washing dishes before sleeping

Fatwaa ID: 1825

Assalamualikum. I wanted to send you the question my sister had.
She said the following: “Are we supposed to wash dishes, cover food items including fruit, and throw out any garbage bags before sleeping? I heard it attracts jinns/shaitan and poverty?”

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

The above is baseless and untrue. They do not attract jinns or the shaytaan. Likewise, they do not cause or bring about poverty.

As far as the issues in question are concerned, washing the dishes before going to bed is hygienic and thus advisable. One should cover food items to prevent anything from going in. This is actually from the sunnah. Throwing away the garbage bags when full is advisable as that is hygienic. Acting contrary to any of these things however does not result in the issues mentioned in the query.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

03/23/1445 AH – 10/10/2023 CE

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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