• Prayers & Duties >> Taharah (Purity)

    Question ID: 163714Country: India

    Title: Making wudhu with rain water

    Question: As water scarcity and crises looms large over the planet, it has become the responsibility and duty of every person to conserve water. One such step taken by me and my wife is to use condensed drain water from air conditioners stored in fresh and 'tahir' vessels to perform wudhu for namaz for 5 times. Is the salah offered with such wudhu valid or not keeping in view that the water is clear and nothing is mixed in it and the vessel is far from approach of animals?

    Answer ID: 163714

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 1455/1256/L=11/1439)


    Rain water is pure. If one stores rain water in some vessel and performs wudhu with it then wudhu will be valid.

    يرفع الحدث مطلقا بماء مطلق... كماء سماء ... (الدر المختار: 1/323، ط: زكريا ديوبند)

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India