I would like to know whether it is allowed for a person to use water that maybe unclean for wudu. What if the water is not suitable for drinking due to it being unclean, can one rinse their mouth out with this water?
Praise be to Allaah.
question was answered for us by Shaykh ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Munayyi’, who
of the basic principles of sharee’ah is the hadeeth of the Messenger
(peace and blessings of Allaah
be upon him), who said: ‘There should be neither harming nor reciprocating
harm.’ Part of this principle is that the Muslim is not permitted to
harm himself, which includes not using contaminated water for doing
is forbidden to do wudoo’ using contaminated water, but if a person
does do wudoo’ using such water his wudoo’ is still valid, because it
is not naajis (ritually impure), but his action is haraam because he
is harming himself. And Allaah knows best.”