Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.001B.

Section : Rain water, snow, and hail.These substances are pure because Allah says so: "And sent down water from the sky upon you, that thereby He might purify you..." (al-Anfal 1), and "We send down purifying water from the sky" (al-Furqan 48). This is also supported by the following hadith: Abu Hurairah reported that the … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.001B.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.002.

Section : Sea water.Sea water's purity is based on the following hadith: Abu Hurairah related that a man asked the Messenger of Allah, upon whom be peace, "O Messenger of Allah, we sail on the ocean and we carry only a little water. If we use it for ablution, we will have to go thirsty. … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.002.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.002B.

Section : Altered water.This involves water whose form has been altered because of its being in a place for a long period of time, or because of the place in which it is located, or because of its being mixed with a substance that cannot be completely removed from it (i.e., water mixed with algae, … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.002B.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.002C.

Section : Used water.This category refers to water which drips from the person after he performs ablution or ghusl. It is considered pure because it was pure before its use for ablution, and there is no basis to think that it has lost its purity. This statement is supported by the hadith of Rab'i bint … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.002C.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.003.

Section : Water mixed with pure elements.This category includes water that has been mixed with substances like soap, saffron, flowers, and so on, that is, objects considered pure by the shari'ah. Such water is considered pure as long as it has not been so mixed with other substances that one can no longer call it … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.003.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.003A.

Section : Water mixed with impure elements.We can divide this category into two sub-categories:1. The impure substance alters the taste, colour or odour of the water. In this case, it can not be used for purification. According to Ibn al-Munzhir and Ibn al-Mulaqqin, there is a consensus on this point.2. The liquid is still considered … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.003A.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.004A.

Section : Water leftover after people have drunk from the pot.According to the shari'ah, such water is considered pure regardless of whether the one who drank from the pot was a Muslim, an unbeliever, a person in post-sex impurity or a menstruating woman.Although Allah says in the Qur'an, "Verily, the idol worshippers are impure" (at-Taubah) … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.004A.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.005A.

Section : Water remaining in a pot after it has been drunk by a donkey, mule, beasts of birds of prey.Such water is also considered pure, based on the hadith of Jabir in which the Messenger of Allah was asked about making ablution with drinking water left by donkeys. The Prophet, upon whom be peace, … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.005A.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.006A.

Section : Water left in a pot after a pig or dog has drunk from it.Such water is considered impure and must be avoided. Al-Bukhari and Muslim have recorded, on the authority of Abu Hurairah, that the messenger of Allah said, "If a dog drinks from one of your containers, wash it seven times." Ahmad … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.006A.