Is it sufficient to remove the impurity from a rug to splash water on it?

Q: Many people use accessories in their homes. If a child, regardless of age, urinates on the rug, will pouring water over the soiled spot purify it and remove Najasah (impurity)? Given that the rug may be large, or it may be a fitted carpet, or there may be large pieces of furniture on it etc.


A: All praise be to Allah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions. If the child who urinated on the rug is a boy who is not yet eating solid food, it is sufficient to sprinkle water over the area soiled with urine to purify it, until it is thoroughly pervaded by water; it does not have to be wrung or washed. If it is a boy who is eating solid food, or a girl, whether she is eating solid food or not yet, it must be purified by washing, in which case it is sufficient to pour water over the area soiled with Najasah; it is not necessary to remove the rug or wring it out; this is like impurity on the ground, because it is authentically reported in the two Sahih (authentic) Books of Hadith (i.e. Al-Bukhari and Muslim), from Anas (may Allah be pleased with him) that A Bedouin urinated in the Masjid (mosque), so the Prophet (peace be upon him) ordered that a bucket of water be poured over his urine. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

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