Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
What some books mean by ‘dried,’ as other texts (such as Ibn Abidin’s Hashiya) explain is, ‘no longer dripping.’
Removing filth (najasa) from a carpet is not very difficult, inshaAllah:
1. It is best to minimize the filth (najasa) by wiping away its traces, using a moist cloth, for example.
2. Determine the affected area. Then, pour water over that area. Soak up the water with a cloth, until the carpet is no longer dripping wet. Do this three times, in total. After this, the carpet has been rendered pure (tahir), as long as no trace of the filth remains. [This is mentioned in Maraqi al-Falah, Radd al-Muhtar, and elsewhere]
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