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Lizard, cockroach, mouse touching utensils and clothing

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Q:

1. Today I found a lizard in the utensils cupboard and in trying to kill it, it hid inside the cupboard and traveled from one to another. I did not know where it went, so I took out all utensils. Still I did not find it. I washed all utensils of all the cupboards by pouring water once. It took around 3 to 4 hours in doing all the effort. I am not worried that if I place the utensils again and i find it again, do I have to wash all the utensils again? It was really so hectic. Is lizard najis?

2. A cockraoch ran over my leg in the washroom. I poured water over there three times. Had I become paak? I read in an islamic website that a cockraoch in the washroom is napaak. Is it true?

3. Last year a mouse used to come from Indian toilet and roam around the washroom. We somehow managed to get rid of them. But once a shirt piece of my suit fell down over the washroom floor place where it used to come every night. I washed it many times but I don’t feel like wearing it as I feel that the mouse used to come from such a dirty place with traces of dirty water from the flush and my cloth fell down on the floor. Am I doing right by not wearing it?

Bismillaah

A:

1. No. Utensils do not be napaak because of the lizard.

2. The cockroach is not napaak.

3. Don’t entertain unnecessary doubts.

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

 

Answered by:

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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