Whispers about Impurity
Fatwa No: 370942

  • Fatwa Date:19-2-2018 - Jumaadaa Al-Aakhir 4, 1439
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Question

Assalamualaikum i want to know about the rulings of impurity tranafer because i am getting ocd of impurity .does a wet impure cloth when put on another wet cloth transfer impurity?if the impure cloth is put on a wall or a rope for drying do the walls and ropes also become impure? If i touch it with wet hands and touch other places like walls and doors will they also become impure.after doing wodhu my hands and feet will remain wet and then again i would touch the walls and doors then will my hands and feet become impure and if i again touch the tap again it will become impure?i am tired of washing things again and again .does it transfer this way or is it my waswasa?

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

You should ignore these whispers and not pay any attention to them. You should not consider that something is impure unless you are certain that it is impure; a certainty upon which you can swear.

Moreover, there is a difference of opinion about the transfer of impurity from something to another thing that is pure.

The Hanafi school is of the view that impurity is not transferred if its effect is not seen on the pure garment, and the like, in a way that if it (the impure garment) is squeezed, no impurity would come out of it. Hence, you may act according to this view since you are affected with whispers.

Also, little impurity is something that is absolutely excused according to the view of many scholars, such as Ibn Taymiyyah  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him. So, you may act according to this view as well, as a way of removing hardship and repelling whispers.

Finally, we warn you again against whispers and against being giving in to them as this leads to a great evil.

Allah knows best.

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