• Prayers & Duties >> Taharah (Purity)

    Question ID: 46834Country: India

    Title: cleaning clothes in washing machine?

    Question: Can we wash impure clothes such as urinated clothes in fully automatic washing machine? Will the impure clothes become pure if we wash it in washing machine? One Alim has said that unless water is dried from the inner walls of the washing machine, then even if the machine draws water three times, still the clothes will remain impure and the whole machine will also become impure. Please clarify my doubt.

    Answer ID: 46834

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 1079/833/D=9/1434) (1) If you want to wash it with other pure clothes then first you should clean the impure clothes then wash them together. But if you mix them without cleaning then you should wash them in washing machine thrice. if you put the clothes in the part of machine which dries and squeeze them thrice with three waters, they will become pure and clean.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India