How Is Filth Transferred?

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Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Question: Assalamu alaykum

How is filth transferred from clothes to clothes or from clothes to sofas?

Answer:  Walaikum assalam,

I hope you’re doing well, insha’Allah.

(1) The area affected by filth is washed till the removable traces of the filth itself are removed.
(2) If dripping wet filth comes into contract with a clean surface, filth is considered to have transferred to the area that came into contact with it
(3) However, with moist (non-dripping) filth, filth is only considered to have transferred if traces of the filth appear on the otherwise clean surface.

[ref: Shurunbulali, Maraqi al-Falah]

Please see: Filth, Carpets and Misgivings

[Shaykh] Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani is a scholar and researcher of Islamic law and Executive Director of SeekersHub Global After ten years overseas, Shaykh Faraz returned to Canada in the Summer of 2007. In May 2008 he founded SeekersHub Global to deal with the urgent need to spread Islamic knowledge—both online and on the ground—in a reliable, relevant, inspiring, and accessible manner. He has been repeatedly listed as one of the world’s 500 most influential Muslims (The Muslim500).

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