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Mixing food color with water

Fatwaa ID: 685

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

If liquid food colouring is mixed with water …such that the water completely changes in colour

Can one use this water to make whudu ?

The colouring is pure

I read this in beshtizewar [pg 80]

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

In principle, water has three legal characteristics: color, taste and smell. if any of the three characteristics of water change, it will not be permissible to make wudhu with that water. The water will no longer be a purifying agent, albeit perhaps pure. In the enquired situation, adding or mixing food color to the water will result in a change in the water that will prevent it from qualifying for wudhu. Notwithstanding this, the water will remain pure.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

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