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Washing Bathroom floor OCD

Since you’ve always answered my previous questions good and reliable, I will ask another one about a topic thats bothering me. I feel like I go way iver the top with this but it seems that this is the ruling. My Question is about washing the bathroom floor when there is najasa on it. My Mother always did it like this: She took a bucket, filled it with water and cleaning product, dipped a rag in it rinsed it a little bit and then mopped the floor with it. Then she washed the rag in the same bucket with the same water and mopped the floor a seccond time and then she did the same a 3. Time. There was never a problem with this as our floor was always clean afterwards. But now I live alone and after some research it seems as if this is wrong. Hanafi scholars say that you have to wash and rinse the rag and the bucket and use new water after mopping the floor once so you can then mop the second time and then wash and rinse the rag and the bucket again and use new water again for the third time. Isn’t this a little over the top as it is way more work and you have to use much more water which costs money? Also I did all this but now I realized that my floor will still be regarded najis because scholars say you can only mop smooth surfaces but the floor in my bath is not completly smooth as it is a tiled floor which has cement grooves in between the smooth tiles which are a little bit deeper then the tiles. So how should I wash such a floor? Is it Still regarded najis now after I mopped 3× over it because of the deeper cement grooves? If yes, how should I wash such a floor? I can’t just flood my whole floor with water to clean it. That will make a mess. Isn’t this all too much?

I also have a second question. Is ear wax on the part of the ear which needs to be washed in Ghusl a barrier to water? I did Ghusl and after that I prayed. Then it came to my mind that I couldn’t remember having washed my ears in Ghusl. I wasn’t entirely sure but I also found some ear wax on my ear so either I didn’t wash them or I did but there remained ear wax. So was this ear wax a barrier to the water? Do I need to repeat that salah after having washed my ears?

Hanafi Fiqh

OCD with impurities

Selamun aleykum,

I have a new apartment and the oven is very old and used. I gave my best to wipe it clean and used chemical cleaning substances, but there remain rests which are hard to remove and particularly the Heating coils have brown greas on them. I removed it as best as possible but I won’t get it completly clean. It is most probable that these rests are among other things also from haram meat. Maybe even Pig.

Question 1: Can I use this oven provided the oven tray on which my food cooks is clean and it is on Parchment paper? Or will my food be contaminated because the air and heat comes in contact with impure substances and the impurity on the heating coils may evaporate and get on my food?

Question 2: I was heating some water in this oven and when I opend it, steam came on my face and on my clothes. Is this steam impure and subsequently my clothes?

Question 3: The oven tray I want to use for cooking has grease stains too. I washed it many times and used cleaning product specifically for fat removal. But there remain stains. I suspect them to be from Haram meat. Can I use it?
And if I put it in the dish washer, together with glasses and plates, will these glasses and plates be impure afterwards because the water which cleand them came in contact with the unremovable stains of the oven tray?

Question 4: Off topic…. This is not related to the other Questions, but what is the ruling in the following situation:

I bursted a pimple and there came out blood and pus. I patted it dry with some toilet paper. After that I washed my face in Wudu. Water ran down my face and subsequently on my clothes and there were splashes here and there. Was this impure water and do I need to wash these clothes? I prayed with them. Salah invalid? Also I had used face cream beforehand and even after Wudu my face was still oily from it. Was my face still unclean then because the cream may have mixed with the blood? Or can I concidere the rest cream on my face after washing it as pure?

Hanafi Fiqh

Question about spreading of impurity

Salam-Alaikum

i have neglected matters of purity for a long time. when I would use the toilet, urine drops would get onto my trousers at the crotch region and I wouldn’t pay attention to it. i would have wet dreams and najasat (mathi, mani and urine, as it was there from before) would get onto my bedsheets and I wouldn’t change them. i would sit on that area with wet clothes and sit everywhere else in the home with those wet trousers. there isn’t any sign of najasat but I sat on those areas with wet, impure trousers/
After reading, I know realise that my clothes were impure and everywhere I sat and touched has now become impure and I don’t know what to do.
i’ve touched everything with wet hands in the kitchen, living room and bathroom and other peoples rooms. I would wash my legs and put those impure trousers on with wet legs and walk on the carpet with impure wet feet. I’ve touched everything in the house with wet hands including

Carpet
Rugs
Bed frames (non porous)
Sofas
Doors (paint peeling off showing the non porous wood)
Clothes (mine and my family’s)
Cupboards
Phones
Radiators
Walls with wallpaper peeling off
I do not know what to do as I feel everything is impure and if I tried purifying them, they would become impure from my family touching them with wet impure hands and it has gotten in the way of my namaaz.

Please can you help?

Thank you very much

Hanafi Fiqh

Transfer of Impurity

I didnt know that impurity could transfer from one article to another. quite often, i would get najasat ghaliza (urine, madhi, mani) on my bedsheet and it would dry, and then sometimes i’d sit on that spot with wet trousers. those same trousers, i would put those on with wet legs and walk on the carpet and sit on the sofa etc.

1) my question is how would i purify the carpet because i walked all over the house it would be quite difficult to change it. i would pour water over the carpet, but i fear that may cause the floorboards to get damaged. is it possible to use a carpet washer as such (https://www.costco.com/hoover-smartwash%2b-automatic-carpet-cleaner.product.100759068.html)? if no, what is the correct way to purify the carpets?

2) ive also touched a lot of things around the house with impure hands. walls with wallpaper, what would be the way to purify? is a wet cloth sufficient?

thank you very much for your help.

Hanafi Fiqh

OCD with cleanliness

I am 19 years old. For a long time, I haven’t been a good Muslim, I’ve not read namaaz. During ramadhan, I tried to change my ways and began reading namaaz and Quran, but I then realized a lot of things. A long time ago (over 2 years) I was in the bathroom and had gotten a lot of urine on the floor and on the clothes basket. The clothes basket is on top of a small bucket facing upside down with a rim. I mopped the floor, strained the mop, mopped again and put the mop in the mop bucket filled with water. I don’t remember cleaning the clothes basket other than wiping the mop on it and I don’t remember cleaning the small bucket. The bucket has a rim on it which would’ve collected urine in it if urine went on the basket as it would’ve dripped down. My problem now is I think everything in the house is now impure because the mop bucket and the bucket which the clothes basket is on would have had urine on them, and when the mop is used, it would touch both buckets and transfer urine onto everything it touches (floors (laminate, tiles, carpet), slippers, sofas, tables etc). I don’t see or smell any traces of urine anywhere but I feel as though everything has become impure.

Until Over a year ago, I also didn’t used to practise caution after using the toilet and would get urine drops on my trousers. I would put on and remove these trousers with wet legs meaning my foot and legs would become impure transferring impurity to slippers and floors and carpets etc.

I can’t see or smell any impurity anywhere but I feel as though almost everything is impure. Please advise me on what to do.

Thank you

Hanafi Fiqh

Salat and wudu as a police officer

Good Evening Team,

I have recently started a new job as a response Police Officer. The job role is to respond to 999 call incidents. So these are very serious cases such as potential suicide attempts, fire arms related incidents, missing people also social domestic issues and everything in between.

The problem I am having is keeping up with my salat times. For example I could get ready to do my salat and I have to leave before I start due to being called out and by the time I return I have missed ASR and MAGHRIB. This is just one example. I find I am consistently praying late or 2 prayers in one. What advice can you offer and can I stay in this job? I am responding to potential life or death situations so when I get called out it’s for very serious reasons.

Also is it possible to do wudu with boots on because its part of my safety kit and can I pray with boots on? They are leather and cover my ankles. Taking my boots off would slow me down in terms of response time to incidents.

Kind Regards

Hanafi Fiqh

Spreading impurities with a wet sponge

Assalamu alaikum I have 2 issues that are bothering me. I have outlined them, and questions at the end.

1) my mum used to wipe the toilet with a wet sponge, and urine and faeces would go on the sponge as we have siblings who are not yet trained. She then used this same wet sponge (without washing it) to wipe the entire bath (even the outside of it) and walls which transfers the urine and faeces impurity as it was still visible on the sponge and the sponge is wet. The bath and walls has not been rinsed with water since then, especially not the outside of the bath as this would make water go everywhere.

2) We have a bathtub with a shower. My mum used to fill the bath for my 6 year old sister who would urinate in the bath, making the water and anywhere in the bath that touched this water, impure. She doesn’t rinse the bath after this. she just put water on a sponge and wipe the entire bath which just spreads the impurity as she is not actually pouring any water.

My overall concern is that she doesn:t pour water over any impurities, just spreads them instead. She also would clean the walls with the same sponge, making the walls impure too. I am certain she does this as I’ve seen it with my own eyes.

– Q1: Does this mean that the bath and walls are impure as she spread impurity onto them, and did not rinse them?
– Q2: when I use the bath do I become impure too? As my body is wet and I am in the impure bath.
– Q3: if so, how can I purify myself and the bath?

Please can you give reasonings for your answer. May Allah reward you with goodness.