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Using Utensils Used By Non-Muslims

Question

I have an accommodation on rent . The utensils, pots and pans etc have been used by tenants of all faiths. They have cooked products that are Haraam to us (pork etc).

Can my family and I use these at a later date or should we dispose of them? If possible to use then is there any procedure that we should follow to make these permissible for us to use?

Answer

You are not required to dispose of the utensils in question even though it may have been used by non-Muslims.

However, before utilising the dishes you should thoroughly wash the utensils utilizing water and detergents or soap by which any remaining impurity may be removed. There isn’t any particular method as such prescribed in Shariah for washing such dishes, rather the objective is to remove every remaining impurity.

Checked and Approved By:

Mufti Muhammed Saeed Motara Saheb D.B.

References

قال مَُُمَّدٌ رَحَِِهُ اللََُّّ تَعَالََ وَيُكْرَهُ الَْْكْلُ وَالشُّرْبُ في أَوَانِِ الْمُشْ رِكِينَ قبل الْغَسْلِ وَمَعَ هذا لو أَكَلَ أو شَرِبَ فيها قبل الْغَسْلِ جَازَ وَلََ يَكُونُ آكِلًا وَلََ شَارِبًً حَرَامًا وَهَذَا إذَا لم يَعْلَمْ بِنَجَاسَةِ الَْْوَانِِ فَأَمَّا إذَا عَلِمَ فَأَنَّهُ لََ يَ وزُ أَنْ يَشْرَبَ وَأَْْكُلَ منها قبل الْغَسْلِ 

(الفتاوي الهندية ص 347 ج 5 )

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