Washing the Exterior of an Egg

Question:

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

Answer:




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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