Because my friend always has a lot of doubts – waswasi – and fears that his questions will be considered childish, he requested I ask the following:

If he has to wash earth or mud off fresh produce, he imagines it has contaminated everything and that he has therefore to wash the whole kitchen. This is because soil might contain fertilisers manufactured from animal waste. He is also horrified at the number of modern products that use glue in the manufacturing process lest that glue be made from non-halal animal products.

Tell your friend that everything which you have mentioned is pure – tahir – and that there
is no need to wash the kitchen on account of them. All types of glue are tahir.