Removing impurity from electrical switches

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1. If our impure hands touches the electrical switches can we take a tissue wet it and wipe the switches? Will it become pure?

2. If impure hands touches table etc and there are no visible traces of impurity and then I take some tissues wet it with water and clean the table, will it become pure?

3. How many times do we need to wipe a surface with a wet cloth or tissue to make it pure?



1. First wipe it with a wet tissue and thereafter with a dry tissue.

2. If your hands were dry and no impurity had come onto the table, the table will not become napaak.

3. Till the impurity is removed.

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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