Washing dishes with impurity on one’s hand

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Q: I had an impurity on my hand and it dried. I meant to wash it but I forgot and then I washed a pot (with my hand), heated up something in it and drank it. Is this pot (and what I drank) pure? I washed it under running water. Do I have to worry about the other dishes in the sink being impure since I washed the pot over these dishes (the water I was washing with ran all over them), or can I just assume they are pure?


A: If the water ran over your hand, then your hand and the pot became clean. Hence, there is no need for you to entertain these doubts.

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, 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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