The water used for purification

source :Osoul Global Center

Any water could be used for purification if it retains its original state as it is created. This water is called “Tahur” and it could be taken from any source; whether it is rain, rivers or coming up from the earth. 

The water used for purification

The water that ensures purification is called tahur, and it is defined as pure and purifying. It is every type of water that retains its original state as it is created, whether it falls from the sky, such as rain water, snow and hail, or comes up from the earth, such as the water of rivers, springs, wells and seas.[1]

"Allah says

‘He sent down water from the sky to purify you’



‘We cause pure water to descend from the skies’ 


:The Prophet (peace be upon him) prayed

‘My Lord, wash off my sins with snow, water and hail’

Related by al-Bukhari, hadith  No. 744; Muslim, hadith  No. 598

In reference to the sea,

:The Prophet (peace be upon him) said

‘Its water is pure, and its dead animals are lawful to eat.’

Related by Ahmad, hadith 8,735; Abu Dawud, hadith  No. 83; al-Tirmidhi, hadith No. 69; al-Nassa’i, hadith No. 59; Ibn Majah, hadith  No. 3,246


  1. Al-Bahuti, Kashshaf al-Qina[, vol. 1, p. 25; Ibn Qudamah, Al-Mughni, vol. 1, p. 13.



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