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Salam-Alaikum

i have neglected matters of purity for a long time. when I would use the toilet, urine drops would get onto my trousers at the crotch region and I wouldn’t pay attention to it. i would have wet dreams and najasat (mathi, mani and urine, as it was there from before) would get onto my bedsheets and I wouldn’t change them. i would sit on that area with wet clothes and sit everywhere else in the home with those wet trousers. there isn’t any sign of najasat but I sat on those areas with wet, impure trousers/
After reading, I know realise that my clothes were impure and everywhere I sat and touched has now become impure and I don’t know what to do.
i’ve touched everything with wet hands in the kitchen, living room and bathroom and other peoples rooms. I would wash my legs and put those impure trousers on with wet legs and walk on the carpet with impure wet feet. I’ve touched everything in the house with wet hands including

Carpet
Rugs
Bed frames (non porous)
Sofas
Doors (paint peeling off showing the non porous wood)
Clothes (mine and my family’s)
Cupboards
Phones
Radiators
Walls with wallpaper peeling off
I do not know what to do as I feel everything is impure and if I tried purifying them, they would become impure from my family touching them with wet impure hands and it has gotten in the way of my namaaz.

Please can you help?

Thank you very much


Answer

It is pleasing to see that you are rectifying your ways. May Allah keep you steadfast.

If something is impure and dry, wetness will transfer this impurity onto the other surface/entity ONLY if the traces of impurity can be found on the other surface/entity. For example, someone had urinated on a car seat, and it had dried. A wet hand would only transfer the impurity onto the hand if the traces of urine – smell, taste, colour – have transferred onto the hand. Similarly, if this car seat were to become wet again through sweat, the impurity would only transfer onto the other if traces of urine are found on the individual.[1]

In the cases described above, the transfer of impurity is highly farfetched. As you have admitted, no signs or traces of the impurities have transferred; therefore, there is nothing to worry about.

It does appear that we receive many questions related to overthinking matters of purity from you in the past. Please watch the following video from Mufti Muhammad Ibn Adam, which discusses how to deal with this matter in more detail: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ok7Byi9u8Z0

[1]              حاشية الطحطاوي على مراقي الفلاح شرح نور الإيضاح (ص: 158) ولو ابتل فراش أو تراب نجسا” وكان ابتلالهما “من عرق نائم” عليهما “أو” كان من “بلل قدم وظهر أثر النجاسة” وهو طعم أو لون أو ريح “في البدن والقدم تنجسا” لوجودها بالأثر “وإلا” أي وإن لم يظهر أثرها فيهما “فلا” ينجسان….  “من عرق نائم” قيد اتفاقي فالمستيقظ كذلك كما يفهم من مسألة القدم ولو وضع قدمه الجاف الطاهر أو نام على نحو بساط نجس رطب إن إبتل ما أصاب ذلك تنجس وإلا فلا ولا عبرة بمجرد النداوة على المختار كما في السراج عن الفتاوى قوله: “عليهما” أي على من نام على الفراش أو التراب النجسين قوله: “أو كان من بلل قدم الخ” أي كان ابتلال الفراش أو التراب الخ قوله: “لوجودها بالأثر” أي لوجود النجاسة بوجود أثرها في جنب النائم أو قدمه قوله: “فلا ينجسان” أي البدن والقدم

Answered by:
Maulana Ikramul Hoque Miah

Checked & Approved by:
Mufti Abdul Rahman Mangera
Mufti Zubair Patel

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