Packing napaak clothes in one's luggage

Q: I was away on holiday and some of my clothes got napaak, once the clothes were dry I packed it in a plastic bag and then in my luggage. When I arrived home and unpacked my bag I noticed that most of my clothes were damp, the outside of the plastic bag didn't however seem to be wet (but I can't be 100% sure as it isn't easy to tell). I am not sure what happened at the airline that may have caused the clothes to get damp. My question is whether this makes my bags napaak and everything else that was in it

A: Since the few drops of urine on the clothing had dried before putting it into the bag and all the other clothing in the bag were also dry at that time, you cannot be sure of the urine drops spreading to the bag. Thus, the dampness seen on the bag later on will not be regarded as the urine had spread to the bag. Hence, regard your bag to be paak. However, if your mind is unclear, then to clear your mind, you may wash the bag.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)