Making Wudhoo' from the water of a bathtub into which one immersed himself
Fatwa No: 246043

  • Fatwa Date:5-4-2014 - Jumaadaa Al-Aakhir 5, 1435
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Question

Salam aleikum sheikh. I would like to ask one question insha allah. Sometimes when i take shower. I make water inside the tub and after i sleep in the water for maybe ten min and after that i make wudu with the same water what i was making shower with. Is it allowed or does that water count as dirty water and do i have to take new water for to make wudu?

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His Slave and Messenger.

The water does not become impure by immersing oneself into it because a person’s body is pure; and the contact of two pure objects does not make either of them impure.

If you were not making Ghusl (major ablution) for Janaabah (major ritual impurity), then you may make Wudhoo' (minor ablution) with this water after immersing yourself into it. However, if you were making Ghusl for Janaabah, then immersing yourself into the water ends both the minor and major states of impurity and you do not need to make Wudhoo' after the Ghusl.

If you break your Wudhoo' after the Ghusl, then it is more prudent not to make Wudhoo' with the water in the tub (so as to be on the safe side) because it has become a used water (for ritual purity) according to the majority of scholars and cannot be used again for the purpose of purification. For more benefit, please refer to Fatwa 96516.

This is the case if this water, into which you immerse yourself, is a small amount. But if it is a large amount, two Qullahs or more, then there is no harm in making Wudhoo' with this water. Two Qullahs are equal to approximately one hundred and ninety two liters. For more benefit, please refer to Fatwa 1373.

Allaah Knows best.

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