Question ID: #5946
Question: Is purity of body and clothing a pre requisite of nikah
Assalamo Alaikum.

Is purity of body and clothing a pre requisite of Nikah.

Sometime ago a dog came up very close to me. It possibly licked or sniffed my clothes.
Please note it was raining it was a wet day and I did not check my clothes to see where the dog touched me. I did this to avoid touching the place where dog may have licked or sniffed my garment and spread the filth else where .
When I got home I washed it in the bath tub and then put it in the washing machine.

I know my garment is pure. However it's been difficult to purify the bath tub. As each time I wash the tub water falls on the floor and it has to be mopped up. The mop is then squeezed or washed in the clean bath tub, which i assume then makes the bath tub again impure again. The cycle of cleaning the tub seems never ending..

Recently after taking a bath , my clean clothes fell on something that was wet from washing the bath I had nothing else to wear I wore the clothes that fell and were a little wet.

I feel that my body touched by the wet patches of the clothes I wore is dirty and needs to be cleaned again. And I know I'll have to clean the bathtub again before taking another bath. The cycle will just start again. Sometimes I just want to stop cleaning it.,to the point I just want to give up and just put it down to waswasa or being excessive. Allah SWT knows I wouldn't deliberately allow najasa to remain on my body or clothes.

I'm looking in to marriage and want to know that if I had any dog saliva ect on my body or clothing will this affect the validity of my nikah
Answered by: Ulamaa ID 04 (London)
Date: 12/09/2021 22:04pm

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الجواب حامداومصليا

Purity is not a prerequisite to getting married.

If a dog licks or sniffs and leaves wetness behind then you just need to wash that place and squeeze three times after every wash. The touch of dog will not require a wash. Also it won’t invalidate Wudhu or Ghusl.

Also what you have described below you are not in the state of impurity. As you are suffering from Waswasa you need to convince yourself that you are clean and everything else is clean and discard your doubts. If this gets too severe and becomes clinical then you will need to get professional help.

And Allah knows best .

01 Safar 1443/ 09 September 2021

Mufti Qamruzzaman

London, UK