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Waswasah in Taharah

Fatwaa ID: 716


السلام علیکم ورحمة الله وبركاته
I am a madrassa student experience extreme difficulty regarding the masail of
taharat. I find it impossible to practice on the masail of taharat.
For example when washing an impurity the water used becomes impure but I find
it nearly impossible to avoid the splashes/drops of that impure water which
will come on my body/clothes and splash on the surrounding areas. Now for
instance if I wash in impure cloth or wash an impurity off my face in the
wudu Khana for example, impure water messes. If I step on that water are my
feet impure. If I walk with my wet feet into the masjid will the masjid
carpet be rendered impure?
Similarly when making ghusl I find it difficult to avoid splashes of water
which happen to splash all over the bathroom and on the bucket and possibly
in the bucket as well. Now if I am washing an impurity in ghusl isn’t it
spreading all over the bathroom through these splashes?
Also sometimes when I am in Jamat there is no flowing tap water. How would
one wash an impure cloth using water from a bucket. If I pour water on the
cloth and thereafter wring and squeeze it out once the water coming out is
technically impure. Now I need to wash that impure water off my hands before
I can touch the bucket again otherwise I will be spreading impurity on to the
bucket. What do I do in this situation?
Also if impurity messes on the floor or on a carpet I cannot wash/clean it
without feeling like I have instead spread more impurity all over.
Anouther thing I notice is that generally in all places including Masjids and
Muslim homes the toilet area is cleaned by merely mopping whereas many times
there is impurity on the toilet floor. By mopping the impurity is technically
just being spread. Does this mean the entire floor will be rendered impure
and if someone happens to walk with wet feet the impurity will come on him.
Anouther incident which took place is once in Jamat brothers placed impure
clothing in the washing machine. The drain pipe of the washing machine leaked
water all over the room making the floor wet. Many people walked from the
room into the masjid. Will the masjid become impure? From there some went to
anouther masjid and some to the Markaz and obviously walked into the wet wudu
khanas of those Masjids. Will all those areas and Masjids also be impure?

Please assist as these matters cause me alot of distress and make it
difficult for me. What do I do to clean these areas. Is there any leaway. Can
I practice in another madhab in the masail of taharat?

I have asked the question on The one sentence response was don’t entertain doubs.

I also sent to question to Mufti Muajul via but recieved no response in 2 weeks. Please respond asap

Please do not publish this on the website

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

Dear brother,
We make du’aa that Allaah Ta’aala makes it easy for you and grants you comfort. We have perused your query and take note of all the details you have mentioned. It is clear that you are suffering from waswasah. Such waswasah in reality is from the shaytaan. Ignore them completely. Regard everything to be taahir/pure. Najaasah in such issues can only be established through certainty. Possibilities or doubts in such matters do not establish anything. Wetness alone does not mean impure. Furthermore, we wish to point out that used/musta’mal water is not najis. Likewise, a few drops or splashes that may perhaps be impure are overlooked. They do not affect the overall purity.

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

08/03/1444 AH – 02/23/2023 CE

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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