Doubts on whether some traces of semen passed on to the carpet

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Fatwa ID: 01785

Answered by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah


I had wet dreams and i used to scratch the bed sheet as i think there may be semen on the bed sheet then i used to scratch with my feet and used to walk on the carpet without washing the feet before going to bathroom and i think that some traces of semen may have touched feet and that may have make the carpet  impure as when i used to scratch i feel as there was no wetness as on the bed sheet neither i feel some wetness on my feet also at that time when i used to see my trouser the semen was dry and when i scratched it i did not see any wetness on my hand or any traces i am in doubt whether the carpet i have stepped is impure and that the impurity is then transferred to all of my house ie carpets what should i do as i am not certain whether semen had got on my feet or not.



There is a principle in Islamic jurisprudence which is:

“Certainty is not lifted by a doubt.” (Al Ashbah Wan Nadhair p.60)

Therefore, with regards to your question, unless you can clearly and visibly see any semen or impurity on the carpet, you should presume the carpet to be pure and clean.

Sometimes these little doubts can lead to waswasas or Satanic whispers which leads one to have doubts about everything regarding salah, cleanliness and even issues regarding divorce.

Only Allah Knows Best

Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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