Q: Being the doubtful person I am I have gone to extremes. I keep washing or cleaning everything. I was washing my hands and the sink had slow drainage so water was collecting in the sink and slowly getting drained. The water collected I felt that a few drops splashed on my arm. Now I am not sure if it actually happened as I didn’t see any water drops but may be there were as I felt them. I wasn’t able to clean my shoulder and my hair touched that area. Did my hair become napaak or did I become napaak? As the water was collected in the sink and slowly draining and people wash their dirty hands and impurities in the sink but this water was collected while I was washing hands. Can a few drops make me and everything napak. If a person drinks alcohol and then drinks water and doesn’t brush or wash mouth and keeps eating 2 3 meals etc does their hand and the plate they are using become impure? I have become so finicky that when I see something wet on floor I presume it to be something impure. Like urine or vomit or impure water. I went to a restaurant and I saw wetness there I don’t know whether that was water or alcohol etc and I feel like it touched my feet etc though it didn’t and these thoughts keeps haunting me that what if I don’t wash. I will make whole house and everything impure. Please help me.


A: Don’t pay attention to this. Your hands are paak.

If you is sure that the saliva got onto the plate then the plate will be impure. If you are not sure then consider the plate to be pure and paak.

It is not an act of piety to have these types of doubts. Don’t pay attention at all to these doubts. It will not bring you any thawaab nor any benefit.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)