Washing impure clothes in a washing machine

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Q: I live in a hostel where we have a card operating washing machine which has a wash cycle of complete 30 minutes. Are then my clothes regarded as pure? After that I place my clothes on a rope basically a wire which even non Muslims share. Keeping in mind that they may keep their impure clothes on the wire and then if I keep my pure clothes on it do they become impure again? On the wire there is no visible najasat. Will my clothes be pure?


A: To clear your mind of all doubts it is better that you wash the napaaki of the clothing and then put it into the machine.

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


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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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