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Concerns about purity of the place of prayer

Last updated: 11th October 2006
Question ID: #2715
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11th October 2006

Assalamo alaikum,

I had some people pray in my house, in my bedroom, in a way that three people, who were standing in a row, were sharing the same prayer rug, which was spread breadth-wise in front of them. The feet of these three persons were on the wall-to-wall carpet, not on the prayer rug.

I am now thinking that the general area of the wall-to-wall carpet where they were praying and where their feet were placed may possibly have had najasah on it. I donít have certainty (yaqeen) that this is indeed the case, and there are no physical traces of najasah there, but I feel that drops of najasah may possibly have been dropped there at an earlier time. Upon reflection, I canít quite make up my mind *how* likely the presence of impurity was (whether itís a low probability, or a medium probability or a high probability).

This being the case, was the prayer of these three people valid or should I tell them to repeat it?

In the Name of Allah, the Inspirer of Truth.
Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

The rug is regarded as pure, hence the prayer was in order. Something is not regarded as impure, simply on the basis of doubt.

And Allah knows Best
Wa Alaykumussalaam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh


Answer last updated on:
11th October 2006
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Ulamaa ID 03
Location: UK