Q: The residential area I stay in is now using recycled water. Thus water is apparently derived from sewage water. Although they have claimed that the water has undergone stringent purifying processes and is currently safe for human consumption, it is noticeably different from what it used to be before the drought. My question is, knowing full well the apparent source of this water, in addition to consumption, is it jaaiz to use such water for wudhu and ghusl? If not then what is the alternative considering it is very impractical to purchase large amounts of water or even instal a borehole.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)