Q: Please can you assist me with the following: My family eat non-meat products from non halaal restaurants such as fish, vegetables etc. I am therefore concerned that their clothes become napaak as a result of 1.) crumbs from their food falling onto their clothes (which could potentially be contaminated) or 2.) from sitting at such places as there is always a possibility of crumbs of the non halal food being on the seats. Whenever I see crumbs on their clothes I begin to get concerned however I am not certain if the crumbs are from eating at a non halal place or from eating elsewhere. I would therefore like to know if this makes everywhere they sit subsequent to eating at such places e.g. couch, bed, car etc napaak and would I have to wash it thrice every time this happens? Furthermore since I am not certain regarding the source of the crumbs, do I also need to was their clothes thrice.

A: No, these things will not be napaak.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)