Doubts with regards to utensils being paak

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: I used to eat haraam meat astaghfirullah. The najis meat was mixed with najis meat sauce and came into contact with plates, glasses and cutlery, therefore making them najis too. I cannot remember if I cleaned the plates/glasses/cutlery afterwards. However, I don’t think they would have been left unwashed because plates glasses and cutlery are regularly washed in my house, especially by my mother. Additionally, it’s been around 3-4 months since the plates/glasses/cutlery came in contact with najis (because I’ve stopped eating haram meat alhamdulillah) and in that time many of them have been used and washed several times by people in my house. Please bear in mind that I have many plates, glasses & cutlery in my house, and I cannot be sure which exact ones came in contact with the najis food. Do I assume them all now to be tahir, or najis? Will najis transfer on my hands and mouth through wetness, or if I eat wet food like curry off them? Please don’t say “if there are no traces assume purity” because I’ve already come into contact with these items through wetness or eaten things like curry off them without checking for traces of impurity beforehand. And after eating wet food off the plates, my spit came into contact with some of my clothes. Additionally, what I may perceive to be traces of the haram meat could be remains from the halal meat cooked by my mother.


A: If all the plates and cutlery were washed, then they are paak.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)


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