Q: At the time of flushing the toilet at home, a number of drops splashed out from the toilet on to the toilet floor. Having stepped on these drops, I walked in the house and then walked outside in the same slippers. The ground outside was wet in patches as it had been raining. I then accidentally stepped in a muddy puddle with the same slippers. This caused water to seep through my leather and cotton socks with some moisture getting on to my feet. Before stepping on to the Masjid carpet, I removed my slippers, both pairs of socks and stepped on to the carpet. Some moisture passed from my feet on to the carpet. I walked through the carpeted masjid and went to the Wudhu area and washed my feet. In addition I carefully left my leather socks on the carpet before proceeding to the Wudhu Khana. They were wet from having stepped in the puddle but I tried to be careful not to put the wet part of the leather socks on the Masjid carpet, but now I am having a doubt as to exercised sufficient caution in this matter, i.e. there is a distinct possibility that the wetness on the leather sock went on to the carpet. Is the Masjid carpet which I walked on paak to perform Salah on or do I have to undertake the difficult task of informing the Masjid to wash the carpet?
A: The Musjid carpet is paak. Do not pay attention to these doubts.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)