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Cleaning blood off the car seat

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Answered by:  Maulana Muddasser Dhedhy​

Question:

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah

A person used multiple wet wipes to clean a car seat which had blood on it until the wipes no longer stained red. Does this make the seat pure?

Answer:


 


In The Name Of Allah, The Most-Merciful, The Most Kind

In order to purify the car seat of blood, it would be necessary to remove the substance of the blood as well as any effects left by it such as smell and colour. This may be done in whichever way possible.

If by using the wet wipes the substance of the blood as well as its effects have been removed, then the car seat will be considered to be pure.

However, if this is very difficult to achieve and requires much straining and exertion then by cleaning the blood-stained area to such an extent that the wet wipes no longer stained with blood, the car seat will be considered to be clean.[1]

Only Allah SWA knows best.

Written by Maulana Muddasser Dhedhy

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham


 


 


 


 



[1] وَإِزَالَتُهَا إنْ كَانَتْ مَرْئِيَّةً بِإِزَالَةِ عَيْنِهَا وَأَثَرِهَا إنْ كَانَتْ شَيْئًا يَزُولُ أَثَرُهُ وَلَا يُعْتَبَرُ فِيهِ الْعَدَدُ. كَذَا فِي الْمُحِيطِ فَلَوْ زَالَتْ عَيْنُهَا بِمَرَّةٍ اكْتَفَى بِهَا وَلَوْ لَمْ تَزُلْ بِثَلَاثَةٍ تُغْسَلُ إلَى أَنْ تَزُولَ، كَذَا فِي السِّرَاجِيَّةِ. وَإِنْ كَانَتْ شَيْئًا لَا يَزُولُ أَثَرُهُ إلَّا بِمَشَقَّةٍ بِأَنْ يُحْتَاجَ فِي إزَالَتِهِ إلَى شَيْءٍ آخَرَ سِوَى الْمَاءِ كَالصَّابُونِ لَا يُكَلَّفُ بِإِزَالَتِهِ. هَكَذَا فِي التَّبْيِينِ وَكَذَا لَا يُكَلَّفُ بِالْمَاءِ الْمَغْلِيِّ بِالنَّارِ. هَكَذَا فِي السِّرَاجِ الْوَهَّاجِ. وَعَلَى هَذَا قَالُوا لَوْ صَبَغَ ثَوْبَهُ أَوْ يَدَهُ بِصِبْغٍ أَوْ حِنَّاءَ نَجِسَيْنِ فَغَسَلَ إلَى أَنْ صَفَا الْمَاءُ يَطْهُرُ مَعَ قِيَامِ اللَّوْنِ. كَذَا فِي فَتْحِ الْقَدِيرِ. وَإِذَا غَمَسَ الرَّجُلُ يَدَهُ فِي السَّمْنِ النَّجِسِ أَوْ أَصَابَ ثَوْبَهُ ثُمَّ غَسَلَ الْيَدَ أَوْ الثَّوْبَ بِالْمَاءِ مِنْ غَيْرِ حِرْصٍ وَأَثَرُ السَّمْنِ بَاقٍ عَلَى يَدِهِ يَطْهُرُ وَبِهِ أَخَذَ الْفَقِيهُ أَبُو اللَّيْثِ وَهُوَ الْأَصَحُّ. هَكَذَا فِي الذَّخِيرَةِ. (الفتاوى الهندية ج 1 ص 46-47. دار الكتب العلمية)


 


 


 


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