Category: Purity (Tahaarah)
Fatwa#: 36431
Asked Country: United States

Answered Date: Jan 21,2018

Title: Washing stool in sink


Asalaamu Alaikum,


I wash my child in the sink to purify any stool that may be remaining.  Someone informed me that I cannot use the same sink to do wudu.  Is this correct?  Does this mean that public restrooms cannot be used for wudu?


Jazaak Allah Khair


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

There is no prohibition in using the same sink used to wash the remaining stool of the child. However, when washing the remaining stool, ensure that all the impurities are washed away and that there are no remains of the stool left in the sink.[i]


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best


Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai



الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (1/ 333)

أن المعتبر في تطهير النجاسة المرئية زوال عينها ولو بغسلة واحدة ولو في إجانة كما مر، فلا يشترط فيها تثليث غسل ولا عصر، وأن المعتبر غلبة الظن في تطهير غير المرئية بلا عدد على المفتى به أو مع شرط التثليث على ما مر

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