Fly falling into drink, something edible falls down.

Question

1-Even if a fly falls in water, we can take that out and drink.   Did I understand this correctly? Because most of the time, fly falls in 1/2 litre milk. If fly alive, we take it out and use it. If dead, we dispose milk completely. Is this correct practice? What do we have to do in this case? 

2-Children have the practice of eating chocolates even when it falls down, they will pick it up and eat it. Is this permissible? Can u explain this in Sunnah way? 

 

Answer:

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

1) If a fly falls into something, it does not make it impure, regardless if the fly is alive or dead. The drink will still be pure and permissible to consume. It is mentioned in a Hadith;

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ ـ رضى الله عنه ـ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏ “‏ إِذَا وَقَعَ الذُّبَابُ فِي إِنَاءِ أَحَدِكُمْ، فَلْيَغْمِسْهُ كُلَّهُ، ثُمَّ لْيَطْرَحْهُ، فَإِنَّ فِي أَحَدِ جَنَاحَيْهِ شِفَاءً وَفِي الآخَرِ دَاءً ‏”‏‏.‏

Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “If a fly falls in the vessel of any of you, let him dip all of it (into the vessel) and then throw it(the fly) away, for in one of its wings there is a disease and in the other there is healing (antidote for it) i e. the treatment for that disease.” (al-Bukhari 5782)

2) If something edible falls down, one should remove any dirt or dust that may have stuck on it and then eat it. The Prophet (Sallallahu Alahi Wa Sallam) has taught us in a Hadith,

عَنْ جَابِرٍ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ “‏ إِذَا وَقَعَتْ لُقْمَةُ أَحَدِكُمْ فَلْيَأْخُذْهَا فَلْيُمِطْ مَا كَانَ بِهَا مِنْ أَذًى وَلْيَأْكُلْهَا وَلاَ يَدَعْهَا لِلشَّيْطَانِ وَلاَ يَمْسَحْ يَدَهُ بِالْمِنْدِيلِ حَتَّى يَلْعَقَ أَصَابِعَهُ فَإِنَّهُ لاَ يَدْرِي فِي أَىِّ طَعَامِهِ الْبَرَكَةُ ‏”

Jabir (Radhiallahu Anhu) reported Allah’s Messenger () as saying:

When any one of you drops a mouthful he should pick it up and remove any of the filth on it, and then eat it, and should not leave it for the Satan, and should not wipe his hand with towel until he has licked his fingers, for he does not know in what portion of the food the blessing lies. (Muslim 2033)

 

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mufti Arshad Ali

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