Flea defecation

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I have a cat and usually wherever she sleeps, there are remnants of (what I believe to be through research) flea stool left behind. They’re small and there is quite a lot them.

She tends to sleep a lot of places upstairs on all of our family’s beds, on the ground so it will be difficult to avoid.

Can this stool be overlooked and can I put my bed covers in the washing machine?


Wa’alaykum as Salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

The stool of fleas is pure. You do not have to worry about any of the remnants, and you may place the bed covers on which the cat slept in the washing machine.


And Allaah Ta’aala knows best


Ismail Moosa (Mufti)

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