Taps’ tribute to the Hanafīs (via Arabic Gems ~ جواهر العربية)

Taps' tribute to the Hanafīs al-Salāmu 'alaykum wa rahmatullāh One of the words for a 'tap' in Arabic is a hanafiyyah. If it makes you think of the Hanafī madh`hab, there is a quirky story that explains why. When taps were invented, the scholars held that wudū' (ablution) must only be performed using still water, and that running water coming through pipes from a tap may not be used to do wudū'. The Hanafīs then looked into the matter and ruled that it wa … Read More

via Arabic Gems ~ جواهر العربية

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