Washing the Exterior of an Egg
As salaamu alaikum! Some one told from Malaysia that it is necessary to wash the egg before breaking it. And is the fatwa of their Ulama. Is it true?
Country: South Africa
Wa alaykum salam wa rahmatuLlahi wa barakatuHu,
In Sharh al-Muhadhdhab v. 2, p. 556, Imam Nawawi related that Baghawi, ‘Imrani, and others transmit the matter of if it is necessary to wash an egg which falls out onto a pure place to be one of wajhayn. Furthermore, Ibn al-Sabbagh related in his Fatawa that it is not obligatory to wash it as it is not obligatory to wash a child who exits pure as per ijma’.
And Allah knows best.
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