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Covering utensils at night

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1. I have heard that all utensils must be covered at night as sickness or evil can come down. Is this true? If things like the cap of a shampoo bottle is left open by mistake overnight, can it be used?

2. Can the crumbs that collect on the table cloth be dusted down the sink if one does not have access to a garden?



1. Yes.

This refers to edible items only.

2. Rather than dusting it down in the sink, collect it and you may leave it at a public spot where some insects or birds can eat of it.

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

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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