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 Chapter 02 - Utensils

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Chapter 2 Utensils

14. Narrated Hudhaifa bin Al-Yaman[1] radiyallahu anhu Allah’s Messenger Sallalahu aleihi wa said, "Do not drink in silver or gold utensils, and do not eat in plates of such metals,[2] for such things are for them (the disbelievers) in this worldly life and for you in the Hereafter."
[Agreed upon][3]

[1] He is nicknamed Abu Abdullah, both him and his father were Sahaba and he became famous for being the confidant of the Prophet Sallalahu aleihi wa He died at Midian (Madain) forty nights after the killing of 'Uthman in the year 35H or 36 H.

[2] This Hadith is mentioned here with a purpose to clarify that if it is prohibited to eat and drink in gold and silver utensils, then performing ablution is also prohibited with using gold and silver utensils, otherwise this Hadith would have been placed in the chapter of eating and drinking. Eating, drinking and performing ablution in utensils studded with rubies and diamonds is permissible.
[3] Al-Bukhari and Muslim


15. Narrated Umm Salama[4] radiyallahu anhu Allah’s Messenger Sallalahu aleihi wa said, "He who drinks in a silver utensil is only swallowing Hell-fire in his stomach."
[Agreed upon].

[4] She is Hind bint Abu 'Umaiya. She was married to Abu Salama, she immigrated with him to Abyssinia (Ethiopia) and came with him to Al-Madina When Abu Salama died from an injury, he had sustained during the battle of Uhud the Prophet :saws:married her in Shawwal 4 H· It is said that she died in 59H or 62 H at the age of 84 years and was buried at Al-Baqi'.


16. Narrated Ibn 'Abbas radiyallahu anhu Allah’s Messenger Sallalahu aleihi wa said, "When the skin is tanned it becomes purified"[5]
[Reported by Muslim]
AI-Arba 'a have the words: "Any skin that is tanned…”

[5] This Hadith approves that a hide, after tanning becomes pure and clean, may be the hide is of an animal which is (haram) prohibited to eat or (halal) lawful to eat and whether the animal is slaughtered or died. But the skins of human beings and some of the animals are unlawful and not permitted for use. The skin of man is unlawful due to his sacredness and reverence and the skins of animals like dog and pig are unlawful and not permitted for use because they are inherently impure and unclean. It should also be remembered that hair, teeth and horns of permitted animals are also lawful for use and trade.


17. Narrated Salama bin Al-Muhabbiq[6]radiyallahu anhu Allah’s Messenger Sallalahu aleihi wa said, "The tanning of a dead animal's skin purifies it."
[Ibn Hibban graded it Sahih (sound)].

[6] He is nicknamed Abu Sinan of Hudhali tribe. He is considered as a resident of Basra and Al-Hasan Al-Basri took the Hadith from him.


18. Narrated Maimuna radiyallahu anhu Some people dragging a (dead) goat passed by the Prophet Sallalahu aleihi wa. He told them, "Had you better taken its skin.” They said, "It is dead". He said, "Water and the leaves of the Acacia tree will purify it."
[Reported by Abu Da’ud and An-Nasa’i].


19. Narrated Abu Tha’laba Al-Khushni[7] radiyallahu anhu I said, "O Allah’s Messenger!Sallalahu aleihi wa We are living in a land inhabited by the people of the Scriptures, can we take our meals in their utensils?" He said, "If you can get utensils other than theirs, do not eat in theirs[8] but if you cannot get other than theirs, wash them and eat in them."
[Agreed upon].
[7] He is a Sahabi (Companion of the Prophet Sallalahu aleihi wa) descending from Khushain bin An-Nimir of Quda'a tribe. He was one of the Ashab Ash-Shajara who entered a covenant with the Prophet Sallalahu aleihi wa on the day of Al-Hudaibiya. He was sent to his people and they accepted Islam. He settled in Sham and died there in 75H.

[8] This Hadith makes it clear that if the utensils from a Muslim are available then the utensils of a non-Muslim should not be used for eating, drinking or cooking. If it is certain about a non-Muslim that he does not eat something unlawful or prohibited, then his utensils may be used, but even then one should be careful.


20. Narrated 'Imran bin Husain[9] radiyallahu anhu The Prophet Sallalahu aleihi wa and his Companions performed Wudu (ablution) from a skin water container[10] belonging to a polytheist woman.
[Agreed upon]. (It is an extract of a long Hadith)

[9] He is nicknamed Abu Nujeid and is from the Khuza'a tribe. He accepted Islam in the year of Khaibar. He settled in Basra and died there in 52H or 53H.

[10] This Hadith clarifies that such utensils of the polytheists may be used without any hesitations, about which there is no probability of being impure.


21. Narrated Anas bin Malik radiyallahu anhu When the cup of the Prophet Sallalahu aleihi wa got broken, he fixed it with a silver wire[11] at the crack.
[Reported by Al-Bukhari]

[11]This Hadith proves that if this much amount of gold or silver is present m any utensil, then making ablution with it or eating and drinking in it is not prohibited.


Source:A b d u r r a h m a
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