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Ruling 891

If the ḥaṣīr26 or carpet of a mosque becomes impure, it must be washed, and if cutting out the impure part is better, it must be cut out. However, cutting out a considerable amount, or making it pure by causing damage to it, is problematic [i.e. based on obligatory precaution, it must not be done], unless leaving it causes disrespect.

26 A ḥaṣīr is a mat that is made by plaiting or weaving straw, reed, or similar materials of plant origin.