The Dhaahirees Approach To The Quraan & Sunnah, (Example 2), By Sh. Mashhoor

As we know, the Prophet (saw) forbade us from urinating in still water (Bukhaaree & Muslim). Ibn Hazm, however has some strange opinions in regards to this prohibition.

Shaykh Mashhoor states:

“Another example is when Ibn Hazm discusses the issue of urinating in still waters and then making wudhoo in this still water. He says:

“If a man does not urinate in still water yet urinates in a vessel/bucket and then pours the urine from this vessel/bucket into the still water, it is permissible to make wudhoo from this still water.(1)”

Ibn Hazm even stated:

“That which forbids making wudhoo from this still water is because the man urinated un it, but if something else urinates in the still water, it would be allowed to make wudhoo from it.”

Thus, Ibn Hazm stopped at the apparent text with rigidity and there are some very harsh words against Ibn Hazm…”

[Taken from “The Madhhab Of Ahlul Hadeeth” by Shaykh Mashhoor Hasan Aal-Salmaan, p.95]


(1) Ibn Daqîq al-‘Eed comments on this opinion by saying: “We can say with absolute certainty that their opinion is false. There is no difference between the two scenarios since the urine ends up in the water in any event. The reason for the prohibition is simply to avoid the contamination of water by impurities. This is not a matter of speculation. This is plainly evident.” [Al-Ihkaam (1/24)]

For further reading on this fiqh topic, refer to this article.


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