Doubts and stray thoughts

Q: A year back in my absence some people living in the house used to consume alcohol. When I came back I washed the utensils and made them clean. However I cleaned the glasses with liquid soap and water using my hand and not a sponge as I did not want impurity to spread. I also washed the glasses later on when some kitchen work was going on. Though I don’t use those glasses but I feel that whenever it touches other utensils it makes it impure. Only recently I saw a black dot stuck on it. It could be dust etc as we don’t use those glasses now. I’m being paranoid that what if I hadn’t washed it properly those two times and it’s impurity stuck. A pure utensil had touched the glasses and now I’m being very paranoid. I’m tired of this ocd problem of mine and sometimes I feel that religion is over burdening and I can’t handle it. Please help me. As I fear that Allah will just not accept my worship and instead of praying I keep myself involved in all this.


A: Don’t pay attention to all these doubts and stray thoughts. The utensils are paak.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)