Tag: Ṭahārah

The Ruling on Water that Is Changed with a Pure Additive

Shaykh Ibn ʿUthaymīn said [concerning water to which something pure is added causing the water to change one or all its properties from taste, smell, and colour]: “This is not enough to change this water to a state which makes it ineligible for wuḍūʿ, except if the additive is sufficient to completely change the way we refer to that water. For example [to the point] where we would say: ‘this is gravy’ or ‘coffee’ [despite those things being primarily water-based]. At such a point, these liquids stop being referred to as water, instead they are termed beverages whose respective names are derived...

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How to Distinguish Pure from Contaminated Water When Confusion Arises

Shaykh Muḥammad ibn Ṣāliḥ al-ʿUthaymīn [d. 1421 AH] said [concerning the issue of confusing pure and contaminated water]: [Imām] al-Shāfiʿī said that one should seek the true state of [both waters]. This is the correct opinion and the second view in the madh`hab [of Imām Aḥmad] for his (ﷺ) saying in the ḥadīth of Ibn Masʿūd (may Allāh by pleased with him) concerning the issue of a person having doubts in his ṣalāh: ‘If one of you should have doubts in his ṣalāh then let him seek the truth concerning it, then let him build on his conclusion.’ This is a clear prophetic evidence that validates...

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The Division of Water into Two Classes

Shaykh Muḥammad ibn Ṣāliḥ al-ʿUthaymīn said [concerning the ones who divide water into three types]: ṭahūr [amenable for wuḍūʿ], ṭāhir [clean in and of itself but not amenable to wuḍūʿ], and najis [not amenable to wuḍūʿ], The correct opinion [in this matter] is that water is divided into just two types: ṭahūr and najis. If water is changed [in taste, colour, or smell] by something that is considered najis, then that water is najis. Water that is unchanged by najis is ṭahūr. As for the [third] division of ṭāhir, it does not exist in the sharīʿah. This is also the opinion taken by Shaykh al-Islām...

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