Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas
Question: Assalam alaykum
Does Dry Cleaning remove filth?
Answer: Assalamu alaykum
Contemporary scholars have disagreed on whether dry cleaning purifies clothing affected by impurity.
Some scholars, such as Mawlana Yusuf Ludhianvi, stated that dry cleaning does not purify clothing. Others, such as Mufti Nizam al-Din and Mufti Mahmud Hasan, have opined that it does.
This latter view seems to be the more correct view and more facilitative in a context where dry cleaning has become fairly widespread. However, as a precautionary measure, it would be optimal for an individual to actually wash the impure area prior to dry cleaning.
[Ludhianvi, Ahsan al-Fatawa (2:83); Mansurpuri, Kitab al-Nawazil (3:39-41)]
[Ustadh] Salman Younas
Checked and approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
Ustadh Salman Younas graduated from Stony Brook University with a degree in Political Science and Religious Studies. After studying the Islamic sciences online and with local scholars in New York, Ustadh Salman moved to Amman. There he studies Islamic law, legal methodology, belief, hadith methodology, logic, Arabic, and tafsir.