My question is regarding washing of clothes. If we wash clothes with an impurity (najasath ghaliza) with clothes which are only dirty but not “impure”..if we wash them together in the same water in the washing machine, do the pure clothes also become impure? Secondly, while washing impure clothes, if drop of water are splashed on us and the clothes we are wearing, do they also become impure?

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My question is regarding washing of clothes. If we wash clothes with an impurity (najasath ghaliza) with clothes which are only dirty but not “impure”..if we wash them together in the same water in the washing machine, do the pure clothes also become impure? Secondly, while washing impure clothes, if drop of water are splashed on us and the clothes we are wearing, do they also become impure?

Answer

(Fatwa: 248/248=M-1429)

 

(1) Since clothes are washed in washing machine with washing powder and the fresh water is poured into iy several times till the impure water and soap come out of the clothes. Therefore, all clothes whether clean or unclean put together and washed in washing machine are clean. If there is some doubt about impurity in washing all clothes together, one should wash them separately.

(2) There is no wrong if water splashes are very little, but if there are many drops having impurity in them, then the clothes will also get impure due to those water drops. In such case, precautionary step must be taken. But yes, if the water drops do not have impure agent, then clean clothes will not get unclean on being smeared with water drops of unclean clothes.

Allah (Subhana Wa Ta’ala) knows Best

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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