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Wiping impurities on the floor

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Q: I have messed impurities on the tiled floor a while ago and have not cleaned it correctly (just wiped it with a dry cloth). I’m very worried about the impurities now. What if somebody walked on it with a wet foot and spread it? Is their Salaah accepted? Will I be responsible for it? The house has a domestic helper that cleans the house. She uses a bucket of water and cloth to clean the floor by dipping the cloth in the water bucket every once in a while and wiping the floor around the house once. (The floor becomes very wet and is air dried). There are no visible traces of the impurities anymore. Since the domestic helper cleaned the house and floor, can I assume and conclude that the floor is clean? What should I do? Please please help me. I am extremely extremely stressed and worried. This issue is negatively affecting my life and affecting my performance in my exams

Bismillaah

A: If the floor was level and the traces of the impurity was completely removed through wiping it, the floor will be paak.

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)


Q:

1. What if the floor is tiled and has a small spacing between each tile filled with cement and it is slightly lower than than the tiles? Will it still be paak if wiped?

2. If there is very very slightly visible almost unnoticeable impurities on the floor and later on (after the domestic helper has wiped the floor with a bucket and cloth) the traces are gone will the floor be paak or has the impurities spread to other parts of the house? Will the floor be paak in both cases?

Bismillaah

A:

1. Yes, provided  the impurity was completely removed.

2. Yes, it will be paak.

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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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