Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
I just found out that my leather jacket is made of pigskin. Am I supposed to wash all my other clothes that have come in contact with it? Can I wash them in a laundry machine?
Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah
No, you don’t have to wash all your other clothes, because the contact of something dry (or even moist) that is ritually impure (such as pig skin) does not render other dry or moist surfaces filthy–unless the trace of the filth (color, smell, or taste) is clearly manifest, which is not likely to be the case with a jacket. [ Shurunbulali, Maraqi al-Falah ]
And doubts (such as raindrops falling onto one’s jacket then one’s clothes) are overlooked. [As understood from Khadimi/Birgivi, al-Bariqa al-Mahmudiyya Sharh al-Tariqa al-Muhammadiyya]
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