Tahaarat and purity

Q: A few days ago I explained to my family that impurities transfer, but it seems that either they don’t understand or they are not taking the matter seriously. I saw my mum touching my nephew’s nappy. She didn’t care whether her hands were soiled or not. She washes my clothes and irons them as well. Can I perform Salaah. I told my family that urine is impure and they all say yes that it’s impure but I think that don’t understand that impurities transfer. What should I do. Yesterday I wanted to perform Salaah then I left it because I thought I became impure. If they continue to became lax about impurities, what should I do?


A: You should educate your family regarding the masaail of tahaarat and conscientize them of it’s importance in Deen. If you are not sure as to whether your clothes have become napaak, then in this case regard your clothes to be pure and perform your Salaah in it. You should not omit your Salaah because of the doubt. Omitting one’s Salaah is a major sin in Deen. You should sincerely repent for missing the Salaah and ensure that you do not miss any Salaah in the future. Similarly you should make qadha of the missed Salaah.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)