Number of repetitions
Number of repetitions

Book:

The Book of Ritual Purification (Tahara) - كتاب الطهارة من الحدث.

Chapter:

Book of Removal of Impurities

Section:The Description of the Act of Removal
Topic/Issue:201 - Number of repetitions --
Opinions:
Opinion FromOpinionExplanation
Imam Malik, Imam Abu HanifaOnly the removal of impurity is stipulated in washing and wipingMeaning of the command conveys the removal of the substance of the impurity itself. The hadith of Salman (RA) is to be taken as recommendation for wiping with sones.
They also interpreted the number of washing hadith of Abu Huraira (RA), as act of worship not based upon impurity
Imam Abu Hanifa stipulated washing thrice in case of impurities that can't be perceived based on the Abu Huraira (RA) narration
Imam ShafiThere is fixed number of repetitions in wiping with stones as well as in washing (eg. three stones, washing utensil seven times after it has been licked by dog etc) - only for objects that have been mBased on the literal meaning of the hadith of Salman (RA) and hadith of Abu Huraira (RA). They exempted these from the interpreted principle of the law (i.e the removal of the substance of the impurity itself is required)
Imam AhmadThere is fixed number of repetitions in wiping with stones as well as in washing - for objects mentioned in the text and other based on analogyThey preferred the literal meaning over the interpreted principle extended the condition of number to all the remaining impurities
Evidences :1 - Sunan Abi Dawud [# 7], 2 - Sahih Muslim [# 546], 3 - Sahih Muslim [# 541] [Hide/Show]
Last Updated:2010-06-20

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