How to clean the carpet if sewage seeped onto it

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Fatwa ID: 01594

Answered by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah


I am in distress over purity. Last year the sewerage in my basement got broken and there was water in the bathroom and some of the carpet in the room got soiled. I read from an Islamic website that to make a carpet pure, pour water on it and it will be pure. I had the carpet professionally cleaned. Now I read somewhere that u need to wash the carpet thrice. I am so afraid that I lost trail of filth, my kids have been playing on the carpet and they might have been taking wet feet on it. I am not comfortable in my own house. I think every thing is impure.



In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.

An object rendered impure by a solid impurity shall be washed until the body of the solid impurity has been removed.  If after thorough ordinary washing (i.e. without soap, liquid etc) some impression like the colour or odour of the impurity still remains, then too the object will be regarded as purified. (Maraqi Falah p.64)

Regarding your question, as long as the body of the impurity was removed the carpet will be considered pure. It is not necessary to wash it three times.

Only Allah Knows Best

Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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