Category: Purity (Tahaarah)
Fatwa#: 40104
Asked Country: India

Answered Date: Mar 04,2018

Title: Washing impure clothes in an automatic washing machine.


Assalaam Alaikum Mufti Sahab,

In an automatic washing machine we just have to put the clothes and the detergent and it automatically fills water and washes the clothes as well as it automatically drains the water after washing. Will the impure clothes become paak or pure? Some scholars say that washing impure clothes in an automatic washing machine does not make it paak.



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

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

Clothes that are washed in the washing machine are considered pure.[i]


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mizanur Rahman

Student, Darul Iftaa



Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

[i] فتاوی حقانيۃ، من افادات مولانا عبد الحق حقانی(المتوفى:هـ)، جامعہ دار العلوم حقانيہ، نوشہرہ، پاکستان (2/582)

عنوان – واشنگ مشين سے دھلے ہوۓ کپڑوں کا حکم


حاشية رد المحتار على الدر المختار: شرح تنوير الأبصار في فقه مذهب الإمام أبي حنيفة النعمان، محمد أمين الشهير بابن عابدين (المتوفى: 1252هـ)، أيج أيم سعيد كمبني، كراتشي، باكستان (1/ 309)

العلائية: (يجوز رفع نجاسة حقيقية عن محلها) ولو إناء أو مأكولا علم محلها أو لا (بماء لو مستعملا) به يفتى (وبكل مائع طاهر قالع) للنجاسة ينعصر بالعصر (كخل وماء ورد) حتى الريق، فتطهر أصبع وثدي تنجس بلحس ثلاثا


مراقي الفلاح شرح نور الإيضاح، حسن بن عمار بن علي الشرنبلالي (المتوفى: 1069هـ)، المكتبة العصرية، بيروت، لبنان (ص: 67)

"ويطهر متنجس" سواء كان بدنا أو ثوبا أو آنية "بنجاسة" ولو غليظة "مرئية" كدم "بزوال عينها ولو" كان "بمرة" أي غسلة واحدة "على الصحيح" ولا يشترط التكرار لأن النجاسة فيه باعتبار عينها فتزول بزواله


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