Washing one’s hands before placing them in a bucket of water

Q: If ghusl becomes obligatory and one takes ghusl from a bucket of water, will the water become mustamal even if hands are washed before putting it into the bucket? I have read that the water becomes mustamal only when the hands are not washed before putting it into the bucket.


A: The water will not become musta’mal by placing the hands into the bucket if she washed them thoroughly before putting them in.

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

ويصب الماء على يمينه ويدلك الأصابع بعضها ببعض يفعل هكذا ثلاثا ثم يدخل يمناه في الإناء بالغا ما بلغ (شرح الوقاية 1/63)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Motala

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)