The automatic washing machine purifies clothes if the effect of impurity is removed
Fatwa No: 91381


Do the clothes touched by an impurity if washed in an automatic washing machine become pure?


All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger. We ask Allaah to exalt his mention as well as that of his family and all his companions.


The clothes touched by an impurity become pure if washed with water if the impurity itself is removed, and the smell and taste of impurity disappeared. This is whether the clothes are washed by hand or in an automatic washing machine. Since the clothes are washed by pure water and no effect of impurity remains, so the clothes become pure, and all perfect praise be to Allaah.

Finally, it should be noted that it is not a condition in removing the impurity on clothes to make intention for this effect, as the purpose of washing them is to purify them.

Allaah Knows best.

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