Washing semen off the carpet

Fatwa ID: 02367

Answered by: Molana Muhammad Afzal Hussain

Question:

Assalamalaikam
I asked the below question and you answered below but you're answer was
general
Can you please reply more specifically to my case
My question is
1  i dont remember where the semen fell on the carpet ad this was 3 yrs
ago so how do i go back and purify it. Also as i said it was in my
parents house so how can i go there and wash it. What would i tell them
2 the method i used to clean it was first wiping it. Then wet tissue
paper with water and soap was used to rub it to remove impurity 3 times
with 3 separate tissues wet with soap and water.
After that the spot was soaked with water from wet tissue 3 times with 3
separate lots of tissue so although water wasnt poured it was a
small.spot and iam.certain water covered all the area and in in between
the carpet was not soaking wet.
After all these steps i was certain there was no impurity on the carpet
3 after that on 3 separate ocassions the whole carpet was washed with a
carpet cleaning machine with carpet shampoo and water
I dont know what else to do as it was parents house 3 yrs ago and idont
remember where it was on the carpet and idont know how i can go back
and wash the whole carpet with pouring water on it and what to tell them
 If i am certain impurity was gone isnt that enough
I have attached the original question and youre answer below
Please help

In the past when living at my parents house after sexual intercourse
some semen dropped onto carpet. To clean it what i done was first wiped
it from the area with tissue. Then i soaked some tissue with water and
soap and cleaned the area a few times like that. Then i soaked some more
tissue With plain water and wiped the area making sure water from the
tissue soaked into the carpet to clean the previous soap and water.
Since then the carpet has also been washed on 2 separate occasions by a
carpet washing machine where water and carpet cleaning shampoo is used
and vacuum is used to suck out water. My question is that is all this
enough to clean the carpet. When i washed it with water and tissue i was
certain the impurity was removed. If it wasn't removed then it would
have when carpet was washed. As i have now moved out there is no way for
me to go back and clean it again as it would make them suspicious and i
can't remember where it was. Also when washed with carpet machine the
dirty collected water was drained in the bathtub and i got no proof
anyone came into contact with that water.

Answer

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Messenger of Allah ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) said to Ayesha raḥimahā Allāh (may Allāh have mercy upon her): If the sperm is wet wash it, if it is dry than scrape it.(Bazzar, Dar-e-Qutni) This is the view of Ahnaf (Kanzuddaqaaiq, 1st volume with the commentary of Shaykh A'zaz Ali (RH) page:108). As it was 3 years ago the contaminated place has dried and scraped and now has become pure.

Only Allah knows best.

Written by Molana Muhammad Afzal Hussain

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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