Q: Salam, I have recently discovered that washing powders and detergents can contain animal by-products and alcohol, I have tried to contact companies such as persil and surf as this is what i use, but i have had no feedback i have also tried to find washing powders that don’t contain theses impurities but i can’t finf none. So i don’t no what to do i need clean clothes but will my salah be accepted even though i have doubt of the clothes i pray in. please can you let me no as soon as possible.Thank you
Time: Wednesday August 3, 2011 at 4:50 pm
A: وعليكم السلام ورحمة الله وبركاته
Rule: Salah would be accepted with such detergents upon your clothing, primarily due to the extensive change that has transpired from its original state, (as well as its minuscule amount being used as part of the ingredient list.)
Advice: In your case, since you seem like an obedient servant of Allah (SWT) and wanting to do the correct thing, i would recommend that you have a few sets of clothing that you use only for a salah — clothing you have washed without such (animal product) detergent, this way your heart would not be restless. Give Allah (SWT) the most pure and inshalAllah you shall gain the greatest acceptance from Allah (SWT).
Allah Certainly Knows Best.