What to do with clothes that are soiled with bird droppings?

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As Salam Alai Kum Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakatuh,Dear Brother in Islam Kindly let me know what to do with clothes that are soiled with bird droppings?Can we pray in them or they are to be washed properly or merely pouring water over the area will suffice.





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Clothes with bird droppings pure

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The vast majority of the scholars and jurists in Islam are of the opinion that the dropping of a halaal bird is not impure, and the prayer of one on whose clothes a bird-dropping has touched would be absolutely valid and acceptable.


If one simply scrapes the bird-dropping from one’s clothes, or even washes or pours water over the area where a bird dropping is found would more than suffice.


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