Fatwa: # 33791
Category: Purity (Tahaarah)
Country: United States
Date: 9th June 2019


Are clothes washed in a washing machine clean?



So i am 15 and always laundered na pak clothes with pak

in the laundry i used soap, and the machine has 3 washing cycles

are my clothes pak or not pak? Are all my namaz accepted? I pray all namaz.

i asked an alim dawate islami he said i have to hand wash them 3 times seperately

i asked another Alima (women) she said its ok


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, The Most Merciful.

As-salaamu `alaykum wa-ramatullahi wa-barakatuh.

In principle, when a cloth with an impurity is washed and squeezed three times it will be pure even if any stain of the impurity remains on it.  

One may perform salaah in such clothes and it doesn’t have to be repeated. [i]

And Allah Ta`ala Knows Best.

Hussein Muhammad.

Student Darul Iftaa

 Arusha, Tanzania

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahhim Desai




شرح مختصر الطحاوي للجصاص (1/ 359)

والنجاسة تشمل على عين وأثر، فأجاز عليه الصلاة والسلام الصلاة مع وجود الأثر عند زوال عينها


بدائع الصنائع في ترتيب الشرائع (1/ 88)

وَإِنْ كَانَتْ النَّجَاسَةُ مَرْئِيَّةً كَالدَّمِ وَنَحْوِهِ، فَطَهَارَتُهَا زَوَالُ عَيْنِهَا، وَلَا عِبْرَةَ فِيهِ بِالْعَدَدِ؛ لِأَنَّ النَّجَاسَةَ فِي الْعَيْنِ فَإِنْ زَالَتْ الْعَيْنُ زَالَتْ النَّجَاسَةُ،

Kitaabul Masa`il, Vol 1, Pg 120.

Fataawa Haqqaniyya, Vol 2, Pg 582.

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