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Last updated: 26th August 2006
Question ID: #2306
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Respected Sir,
While having an intercourse with wife, we sleep on the mattress with a bedsheet on it , pillow cover is involved , blanked is involved and many other her clothes , husbands clothes .
Now I want to make clear is it necessary to wash all , i.e bedsheet , pillow cover, blanket etc.etc. If it is so , it is highly impossible to have sexual intercourse daily ,from where one will bring so much water, place to dry etc.
Kindly let me know, thing is small , but will clearify the doubts of many.
Awaiting for your reply at the earliest.

Thanking you,


Al-jawab billahi at-taufeeq (the answer with Allah's guidance)

Semen (a white thick fluid which is discharged at the time of ejaculation) is unclean, and it is obligatory to wash it (if it is wet), but if it has dried on clothes etc (or body) it suffices to scrape it off. As for female fluids it is thin and yellow, and unclean. It is obligatory to wash it ONLY (whether it is wet or has dried on clothes or body). (Quduri Pg.21)

Also, Filth does not transfer from one garment to another unless one is certain that the filth is wet and directly contacts the other garment. (Nurul Idhah)

Remember, keeping clean and to be free from impurities is very praiseworthy and for avoiding Waswasa.

Allah Ta'ala says,

"Allah loves those who turn to Him in repentance and He loves those who cleanse themselves." (2:222)

"And Allah loves those who make themselves clean and pure." (9:108)

And Only Allah Ta'ala Knows Best.

Answer last updated on:
22nd July 2011
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Ulamaa ID 04
Location: London