Borehole water mixed with the sewer line

Q: I have a small well in my home called borehole. Recently i’ve come to know that the water changed it’s smell and this is due to maybe the outside line of guter/drain is mixing in the well water although the well is quite deep almost more than 40 feet. What would you advise as per the water? Has it become impure or can it be used for bath and other purposes?


A: If you are certain that the water has been mixed with the sewer line then obviously it is impure.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه قال : قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : ” لا يبولن أحدكم في الماء الدائم الذي لا يجري ثم يغتسل فيه “

 وفي رواية لمسلم قال : ” لا يغتسل أحدكم في الماء الدائم وهو جنب ” . قالوا : كيف يفعل يا أبا هريرة ؟ قال : يتناوله تناولا (مشكاة ص50)

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)