Water left over by Muslims and Animals
Water left over by Muslims and Animals


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


The Kinds of Water Used

Topic/Issue:34 - Water left over by Muslims and Animals -- طهارة أسآر المسلمين وبهيمة الأنعام
Agreement:The Jurist agreed that leftovers of other Muslims and animals we can eat are pure.
Opinion FromOpinionExplanation
ShafiIt is pure (except in the case of Swine and dog)The hadith of Abu Huraira
MalikIt is pure (except in the case of Swine)The verse 6:145

leftover from the dog is allowed based on 5:4 because had the dog been unclean, the prey it caught would have become impure
Malik (another opinion)All animals are pureBased on analogy. Death resulting wihtout slaughter is legally the cause of impurity of the animal's carcass, this implies that life must be basis of the purity of the body of animal. Hence each living creature is pure and hence their leftover.

The verse 6:145 is just meant for derogation.
HanafiDepends upon the hukum of the flesh of the animalMeaning of all traditions laid down about uncleanliness of leftover of beast of prey, cats and dogs relate to the prohibition of their flesh

If an animal drinks from a bucket, can you use the water after that or not?

  • Some considered all leftovers by animals pure with the exception of swine.
  • Some added dog to the swine.
  • Some said any animal we can’t eat, we can’t have their leftovers either.
  • The leftovers by disbelievers: since they drink alcohol and eat pork, some said not allowed, while others said it was allowed, if you know they ate impurities.
Evidences :1 - Quran [6:145], 2 - Quran [9:28], 3 - Sahih Muslim [# 546], 4 - Quran [5:4] [Hide/Show]
Tags :Worship,Purification, Tahara, Wudu', Ablution, Water, Impurity
See Also:Purification with Water
References:1[pg:25-29] [Hide/Show]
Last Updated:2010-04-08

<< Back to List of Issues
Please Help Us Spread the Word. Press LIKE.