• Prayers & Duties >> Taharah (Purity)

    Question ID: 56685Country: India

    Title: about nightfall

    Question: If nightfall of sperm happens while sleeping and a drop of sperm falls on my cotton mattress, will that cotton mattress turn napak? Is it necessary to wash the mattress? Actually, I was sleeping very deeply when I had nightfall of sperm and 1 or 2 drops fall on my cotton mattress. I washed the bed sheet but I am unable to wash the mattress because of haya. If I will wash it then I will have to give any reason to my family, father, mother, sister, brother and I can't tell the real reason. I did not wash the mattress and I use it to sleep as it. Will sleeping on this mattress make me napak after shower?

    Answer ID: 56685

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 81/81/D=01/1436) The cotton mattress shall turn pure only after washing. It shall be enough to wash the part where the impurity is smeared. As far as the matter of sleeping over it is concerned, if you cover it with bed sheet and sleep over it then there is no harm. It is against caution to sleep without a bed sheet. You will not be impure merely by sleeping over it. Yes, if after sleeping you discharged too much sweat and the mattress turned wet and the impurity smeared with your body then in this case that part of the body shall become impure.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India