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Using a Xeros washing machine

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Q: Would it be permissible to make use of the below laundry system to wash clothing?

Laundry systems that will revolutionise the local tourism sector use 80% less water and can save up to 22 000 litres per guest room in water consumption annually. And now these machines are available in South Africa.

Local Cape Town company, fanute, has signed a partnership with Xeros, the innovator of polymer cleaning technologies to exclusively distribute and service its award-winning laundry systems in South Africa.

Amidst the worst drought in over a century, Cape Town has imposed severe water restrictions of just 50 liters a day. The city is bracing for July 9th, which has been dubbed “Day Zero” – the day the city will cut off running water leaving 4 million people without water.

“The near-waterless washing system from Xeros is exciting and can potentially revolutionise the local tourism sector,” says Charl de Beer, manager of fanute. “Saving up to 80% water and nearly 50% electricity are metrics that resonate with South Africans, who are facing rising water costs due to the growing scarcity of these utilities.”

The Xeros laundry system replaces up to 80% of the water used in traditional washing systems with polymer XOrbs™ which gently massage textiles to provide superior cleaning results as compared to conventional aqueous washing methods. By combining the molecular structure of the XOrbs with a proprietary detergent solution, dirt from soiled items is attracted and absorbed by the XOrbs, producing cleaner results in ambient water.

The reusable XOrbs have a lifespan of hundreds of washes before being collected and recycled. The patented, award-winning system uses 80% less water, up to 50% less energy, and approximately 50% less detergent than traditional systems.


A: If the polymer is paak and not impure it can be used to wash the clothing.

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

واعلم أن أسباب التخفيف في العبادات وغيرها سبعة … السادس : العسر وعموم البلوى (الأشباه و النظائر مع شرح الحموي 228-226 /1)

وما عمت بليته خفت قضيته (بدائع الصنائع 1/81)

آپ کے مسائل اور ان کا حل 2/87 

قال والنجاسة ضربان مرئية وغير مرئية فما كان منها مرئيا فطهارته زوال عينها لأن النجاسة حلت المحل باعتبار العين فتزول بزوالها إلا أن يبقى من أثرها ما تشق إزالته لأن الحرج مدفوع وهذا يشير إلى أنه لا يشترط الغسل بعد زوال العين وإن زال بالغسل مرة واحدة و فيه كلام وما ليس بمرئي فطهارته أن يغسل حتى يغلب على ظن الغاسل أنه قد طهر لأن التكرار لا بد منه للاستخراج ولا يقطع بزواله فاعتبر غالب الظن كما في أمر القبلة وإنما قدروا بالثلاث لأن غالب الظن يحصل عنده فأقيم السبب لظاهر مقامه تيسيرا ويتأيد ذلك بحديث المستيقظ من منامه ثم لا بد من العصر في كل مرة في ظاهر الرواية لأنه هو المستخرج (الهداية 78-77 /1)

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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