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Impurity problems

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A small area of the bathroom floor became unclean as a few drops of unclean liquid fell on it.I didnt think much of it and wiped it off with dry tissue paper and so i didnt legally purify the floor properly. A few minutes after i left someone came and wiped over the floor with a wet mop, did this make the whole floor unclean beacuse of the use of a wet mop?

i regarded the floor as unclean. But then beacuse the pot type thing that is used for holding water is put on the floor and the bathroom floor is wet and so is the bottom of the pot then the bottom of the pot has become unclean too right?(because if a wet clean thing comes into contact with a wet unclean thing then impurity has transferred wether the traces can be seen on the other thing or not.)

This pot is also used for wudhu and ghusl. While doing wudhu the pot is put in the wet sink so does this then become unclean ? And also for ghusl, if this pot is dipped into the bucket of water will the whole water become unclean and now also the whole pot inside and out gets unclean because the pot is dipped in the bucket of water.?

I am now regarding large areas of my bathroom unclean and i no longer do wudhu at home in the sink because i feel the sink is unclean because the pot is always being put in the sink and also while doing wudhu water splashes off the floor (which i think is unclean)and onto my clothes.

But i still dont think im correct. please let me know where im going wrong

Answer
Bismillah

Al-jawab billahi at-taufeeq (the answer with Allah’s guidance)

There is a principle in Usulul Fiqh (fundamental principles of Islamic jurisprudence) which is known as, Istishab al-wasf (continuity of attribute) means to presume continuity of an attribute until the contrary is established.

All places are considered clean unless there are visible or clear traces of uncleanliness like, its colour, smell, or taste.

If there are visible or clear traces of uncleanliness then the practical way to remove filth from the floor or the areas which has been contaminated by the filth is to first remove all traces of the filth (If the colour or smell is difficult to remove, it need not be removed) by scrubbing it using any necessary cleaning agents and then wiping it with a cloth. After this, you only need to pour water over the surface to purify it. (Nurul Idhah Pg. 54)

In addition, performing Wudhu in such a place where the impurity is visible it will not invalidate your Wudhu but it will be disliked.

If you are in doubt of the surface being impure then one should discard their doubts.
Always trying to make things more difficult on yourself may lead to psychological problems and may open the doors for the Shaytan.

Just remember what Allah Ta’ala has said in the Quran,

“Allah intends for you ease, and He does not want to make things difficult for you.” (2:185)

So be thankful to Him and stop worrying about the doubts and Wasawis (whispers).

And Only Allah Ta’ala Knows Best.

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Moulana Qamruz Zaman
London, UK

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This answer was collected from MuftiSays.com, based in London (UK). It is one of the fruits of Darul Uloom London. Many ‘ulama are involved in answering the Q&A on the site, including: Shaikul Hadeeth Mufti Umar Farooq Sahib, Mufti Saifur Rahman Sahib, Mufti Abdullah Patel Sahib, Maulana Qamruz Zaman Sahib, Mufti Abu Bakr Karolia Sahib.

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