Washing impure clothes in a washing machine

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Q: In an automatic washing machine we just have to put the clothes and the detergent and it automatically fills water and washes the clothes as well as it automatically drains the water after washing. Will the impure clothes become paak or pure? Some scholars say that washing impure clothes in an automatic washing machine does not make it paak.


A: The clothes will become paak, but the right thing is to wash off the impurity and then put it into the machine.

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.