Is Recycled Toilet Paper Pure if There Are Stains on It?

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Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch


Is recycled toilet paper pure if there are stains on it?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

Consider all toilet paper rolls to be pure. This is because the basis in everything is purity until proven otherwise. [Ibn Nujaym, al-Ashbah wa al-Nazair]

Your belief that the stains are from stool needs actual proof. Since proof is not possible, it is legally considered pure in the Sacred Law.

Since you suffer from waswasa, apply this principle to all things: unless you are certain that something is pure (which entails that you have clear proof), consider everything pure.

Hope this helps

Allah knows best

[Shaykh] Yusuf Weltch

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Yusuf Weltch is a teacher of Arabic, Islamic law, and spirituality. After accepting Islam in 2008, he completed four years at the Darul Uloom seminary in New York, where he studied Arabic and the traditional sciences. He then traveled to Tarim, Yemen, where he stayed for three years studying in Dar Al-Mustafa under some of the greatest scholars of our time, including Habib Umar Bin Hafiz, Habib Kadhim al-Saqqaf, and Shaykh Umar al-Khatib. In Tarim, Shaykh Yusuf completed the memorization of the Qur’an and studied beliefs, legal methodology, hadith methodology, Qur’anic exegesis, Islamic history, and several texts on spirituality. He joined the SeekersGuidance faculty in the summer of 2019.


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