Water Used for Purification
What is the ruling if a rat falls into a well? Is this water pure or not? Can I use it for performing wudu’ (ablution)? What are the characteristics of the pure water?
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It should be noted that if one of the three water’s characteristics, i.e. taste, color or smell changes: in this case this water is impure, it is not acceptable to perform ablution with it and it does not remove an impurity according to the Jurists.
The water of a well which springs forth from the earth does not become najis (impurity) owing to something najis falling in it, unless its color, smell, or taste changes. However, it is recommended that, in the event of certain impurities falling in it, a quantity of water should be drawn from the well.
The Characteristics of the Water Used in Taharah
– Water should pure and purifying (e.g., rain water, snow, hail, sea water, and water from well).
Watch this interesting talk with Dr. Muhammad Salah to learn more about the pure water of taharah.
Source: Huda Youtube Channel.