Hadith on Utensils: Wash vessels of unbelievers if they eat pork, drink wine

November 29, 2017

Abu Tha’labah reported: I said, “O Messenger of Allah, we live in a land of the people of the Book. Can we eat from their utensils?” The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Do not eat from them unless you cannot find anything else, then wash them and eat from them.”

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 5161, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1930

Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim

An-Nawawi said, “The meaning of utensils in the narration of Abu Tha’labah are those in which is cooked the meat of swine or from which wine is drank.”

Source: Fatḥ al-Bārī 5161

عَنْ أَبِي ثَعْلَبَةَ الخُشَنِيِّ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ تَعَالَى عَنْهُ قَالَ قُلْتُ يَا رَسُولَ اللهِ إِنَّا بِأَرْضِ قَومٍ أَهْلِ كِتَابٍ أَفَنَأْكُلُ فِي آنِيَتِهِمْ قَالَ لاَ تَأكُلُوا فِيهَا إِلاَّ أَنْ لاَ تَجِدُوا غَيْرَهَا فَاغْسِلُوهَا وَكُلُوا فِيهَا

5161 صحيح البخاري كتاب الذبائح والصيد باب صيد القوس

1930 صحيح مسلم كتاب الصيد والذبائح وما يؤكل من الحيوان باب الصيد بالكلاب المعلمة

وَقَالَ النَّوَوِيُّ الْمُرَادُ بِالْآنِيَةِ فِي حَدِيثِ أَبِي ثَعْلَبَةَ آنِيَةُ مَنْ يَطْبُخُ فِيهَا لَحْمَ الْخِنْزِيرِ وَيَشْرَبُ فِيهَا الْخَمْرَ

5161 فتح الباري شرح صحيح البخاري