Omitting one’s Salaah due to doubts

Q: Today my sister in-law put my nephew’s nappy in the bin which is placed in the kitchen. When I went in, I saw the nappy and tea bag in there as well. I decided to throw the bin bag from the bin and as I was lifting it I saw that water was dripping from it. I saw water on the bottom of the bin. Is that water are impure? Should I wash the bin? If we place another bag and while throwing it away water drips on the floor, should we wash it? Because of my family’s ignorance about impurity, I have stopped praying because every thing would be impure 100 percent the way they behave. How should I continue praying?


A: You should not omit your Salaah because of these doubts. Omitting one’s Salaah is a major sin in Deen. You should educate your family regarding the masaail of tahaarat and conscientize them of it’s importance in Deen. If you have doubts regarding the water in the bin, then to clear your mind you may remove the water and clean the bin.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)