How Should You Wash Dishes if a Non-Muslim Ate or Drank in Them

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Fatwa ID: 04371

Answered by: Alimah Sabrina Al-Faarsiyyah




How should you wash dishes if a non-Muslim ate or drank in them?



بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful




If a non-Muslim eats/drinks from a dish, the dish can be washed as normal. There is no need for extra cleaning as the essence (physical body/saliva) of a non-Muslim is not haram by default. This is mainly regarding the dish and not their leftovers. Their leftovers would also be clean provided that their mouth was pure of impurities.[1]



Only Allāh Ta’ālā knows best

Written by Alimah Sabrina Al-Faarsiyyah

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Iftā Birmingham



[1] Ascent to Felicity pg.65



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