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Mutahhirat » Laws of utensils

Ruling 226. If a utensil has been made from the hide of a dog, pig, or carcass [of an animal that has not been slaughtered in accordance with Islamic law], it is unlawful to eat or drink out of it if the food or drink has become impure [as a result of wetness from the food or drink touching the utensil (see Ruling 119)]. Furthermore, the utensil must not be used for wuḍūʾ, ghusl, or any other purpose for which only pure objects must be used. And the recommended precaution is that the hide of a dog, pig, or carcass [as defined above] – even if it is not in the form of a utensil – should not be used for anything.

Ruling 227. Eating and drinking from gold or silver utensils is unlawful. In fact, based on obligatory precaution, using these utensils in general is unlawful. However, there is no problem in using them for decorating a room and suchlike, or keeping them, although the recommended precautionary measure is not to [decorate with them and/or keep them]. The same applies to making gold and silver utensils, or buying and selling them for decoration or for keeping.

Ruling 228. If the handle of a tea cup that is made of gold or silver can be called a ‘utensil’, it has the ruling of a gold or silver tea cup; however, if it cannot be called a ‘utensil’, there is no problem in using it.

Ruling 229. There is no problem in using a gold-plated or silver-plated utensil.

Ruling 230. If metal is mixed with gold or silver and made into a utensil, in the event that that the amount of metal is such that it cannot be called a ‘gold utensil’ or a ‘silver utensil’, there is no problem in using it.

Ruling 231. If a person places food from a utensil made of gold or silver into another utensil, in the event that the second utensil cannot be commonly considered as simply an intermediary utensil for eating from the first utensil, there is no problem [in eating from the second utensil].

Ruling 232. There is no problem in using the mouthpiece of a shisha pipe, the scabbard of a sword, a knife, or the frame of the Qur’an if they are made of silver or gold. However, the recommended precaution is to not use containers of perfume and kohl that are made of gold or silver.

Ruling 233. There is no problem if a person eats or drinks from a gold or silver utensil if he is compelled, provided that he only eats or drinks from it to the extent that his need is alleviated; more than this is not permitted.

Ruling 234. There is no problem in using a utensil about which one does not know whether it is made of gold, silver, or something else.
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