Would stepping into a puddle make my clothes impure

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Fatwa ID: 01294

Answered by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah


If I am running and I step in a puddle, is the water that splashes on me regarded as impure or pure?



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

There are two situations to the aforementioned question.

  1. If there were no impurities in the puddle, then your clothes, shoes etc… will remain pure and paak.
  2. If there were impurities in the puddle then your shoes and the area of the clothes where the puddle splashed on to will be considered impure. If the impurity is visible the clothes and shoes will become pure by removing the filth itself even if this is achieved by washing it once. If its removal is difficult, there is no harm if some trace remains.  If the impurity on the other hand is invisible, it is to be washed three times and squeezed after each wash. (Nurul Idah p.87 & Durre Mandhuud p.471 v.1)

Only Allah Knows Best

Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham.

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