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Hygiene reference in Sunan Abu Dawud


Sunan Abu Dawud 67–I heard that the people asked the Prophet of Allah (peace be upon him): Water is brought for you from the well of Buda’ah. It is a well in which dead dogs, menstrual cloths and excrement of people are thrown. The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) replied: Verily water is pure and is not defiled by anything. Why would the prophet have said such an idiotic thing- what could he have meant by this revolting advice?


Salaamun alaykum.

The hadith is accepted as sahih hadith in sunni books. but its not authentic in the shia books and even if its accepted to be authentic, then the explanation which has been considered for this hadith is that it refers to kurr water( a specific quantity of water that does not become najis when it comes into contact with najis things as long as the taste, smell and color of the water does not change and is not affected by the najasah).
Zahra Davdani.