Washing impure clothing in the washing machine

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Q: Allah recently guided me to the right path. I was an undutiful Muslim. My question is about impurity. You know that if some impurity touches to your clothes or other things, then you have to wash. When I was not practicing Islam properly, I used to not wash my penis with water after using toilet. Also, I never used to remove semen from my clothes after wet dream. When those impure clothes used to wash with pure clothes in washing machine then obviously those clothes also used to became impure. Now what is the solution to purify all clothes. There are a lot of clothes. When those clothes touch another thing, then they could also cause that thing to become impure. So, as a whole I believe that almost all things in my house have become impure including clothes because I was not conscious about impurity. How to purify my house? My mother will not wash all clothes. I am really worried about this.


A: After they have been washed in a machine the clothing will be paak and pure.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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