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Washing the hands when awakening

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Q: There is a hadith that if one gets up from his sleep, he must not put his hands into a vessel before washing them because one doesn’t know where his hands were when he was sleeping. So do my hands become impure after I get up from my sleep? 


A: The hand is not impure, but there is a possibility that the hand could have touched something that was filthy.

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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