Washing impure clothes without squeezing

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Q: A female servant washes clothes in my home. My wife puts both pure and impure clothes in a bucket and adds water and washing powder. Servant washes those clothes on washroom floor with a detergent. She throws the impure water from the bucket and fills that with new water. She does not clean the bucket before filling with new water. She rinses the washed clothes in that water. Again throws water and fills with new water without cleaning the bucket and again rinses clothes for second time. Also she does not squeese the clothes after rinsing. Are these clothes be considerd pure? 

As I have doubts about this method of washing , I wash my clothes seperately. But my wife’s wet clothes washed in the above method come in contact with my wet clothes when we place them to dry. If my wife’s clothes are considered impure, do my clothes also become impure as my wet clothes come in contact with them.


A: Without squeezing the clothes they do not become paak.


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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