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Ruling 7

If the most learned mujtahid, before or after giving a fatwa on a matter, expresses precaution – for example, he says: an impure (najis) utensil that is washed once in kurr4 water becomes pure (ṭāhir), although based on precaution it should be washed three times – his follower does not have to perform this precautionary measure [but is recommended to]. This is called ‘recommended precaution’ (al‐iḥtiyāṭ al‐mustaḥabb).

4 A quantity of water greater or equal to approximately 384 litres. See Ruling 14.

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