Today I will be following kak fazimah to "samak" our new house. I had never "samak" a house before!! This is totally a new experience for me.. This morning I ask kak fazimah how are we going to "samak" the kitchen?? Then she told me, we have to wash everything with sand!!.. I will post an entry as soon as I finish "samak" the kitchen ok?!
"Samak" is actually one of the Islamic cleansing. It is also known as purification or taharah. Purification or taharah plays a very important role in Islam. A muslim's ibadah may be rejected if taharah is being neglected. Therefore all muslims have to follow the correct procedures in cleaning and cleansing all kinds of dirt according to syara especially when dealing with mughallazahÂ filth obtained from dogs and pigs.
According to Islam, the only way to mughallazahÂ filth is by washing the affected area 7 times, the 1st with water mixed with earth ( soil or sand ), and 6 with clean running water to ensure taharah or purification is taken place.
If a object was once contacted with haram, Samak will have to perform on the object with soil water once; and rinse with clean water six times to ensure Samak is taken place.
Taken from: here!!!