Category: Jurisprudence and Rulings (Fiqh)
Fatwa#: 40032
Asked Country: United States

Answered Date: Apr 24,2018

Title: Can Salaah be performed in semen stained clothes?

Question

After washing semen containing clothes in washing machine...Stains of semen remains there even after washing..

Is it allowed to pray in these clothes

Answer

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

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

A washing machine rinses and washes clothes many times. We do not understand how the stain of the semen would still remain. Nevertheless, if the semen has been washed and only the stain of semen remains, the clothes will be paak (pure). One may perform salaah in such clothes.[1]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Muhammad Yusuf bin Moulana Abdur Rahim Khan

Student Darul Iftaa
Chatsworth, Durban, KZN, South Africa 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

 



[1] مختصر القدوري (ص: 21) 

فما كان له منها مرئية زوال عينها إلا أن يبقى من أثرها ما يشق إزالته وما ليس له عني مرئية فطهارتها أن يغسل حتى يغلب على ظن الغاسل أنه قد طهر

البحر الرائق شرح كنز الدقائق ومنحة الخالق وتكملة الطوري (1/ 249)

وظاهر ما في غاية البيان أنه يعفى عن الرائحة بعد زوال العين مطلقا، وأما اللون، فإن شق إزالته يعفى أيضا وإلا فلا

الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (1/ 329)

(ولا يضر بقاء أثر) كلون وريح (لازم) فلا يكلف في إزالته إلى ماء حار أو صابون ونحوه، بل يطهر ما صبغ أو خضب بنجس بغسله ثلاثا والأولى غسله

نفحات السلوك على تحفة الملوك (ص: 54)

 والأثرُ الذي يشق(2) إزالته عفوٌ.

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