The World Federation One Stop Fiqh

Ruling 152*

A tanūr,20 a pool of water, and suchlike do not have the rule of utensils and therefore become pure with one washing. If a tanūr or pool of water does not have holes or outlets through which water can drain and water collects at the bottom, then in the event that one wants to purify the area with qalīl water, he must take out the water with a cloth, sponge, container, and suchlike.

20 A tanūr is a fire-heated oven for baking bread.

  • Commentary

    This ruling changed in March 2022. The previous version of the ruling was as follows:

    “With regard to a tanūr that has become impure with urine, if water is poured once into it from above in a manner that it reaches all its sides, it becomes pure; and the recommended precaution is that this should be done twice. However, in case it has become impure by something other than urine, then after removing the impurity, it is sufficient to pour water once into it as described. Furthermore, it is better to make an indentation at the bottom of it so that water collects there; then, the water should be emptied out and the indentation should be filled in with pure soil.”