I remember reading somewhere a Hadith of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) that water heated by the sun should not be used because there is the possibility of contracting white leprosy.
Is there such a Hadith?
This has been reported as a Hadith of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) through several very weak chains. The Muhaddithun have declared the Hadith a fabrication/unreliable. This should therefore not be quoted as a Hadith of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).
(Sunan Daraqutni, Hadith: 86-87, As Sunanul Kubra, vol. 1 pg. 6-7, Ma’rifatus Sunan Wal Athar of Imam Bayhaqi, vol. 1 pg. 140, Nasbur Rayah, vol. 1 pg. 101-103 and Al Manarul Munif, Hadith: 88)
Imam Daraqutni (rahimahullah) has also recorded this narration as the statement of Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) with a suitable chain.
(Sunan Daraqutni, Hadith: 88. Refer: At Talkhisul Habir, Hadith: 8-11)
Note: This should not be viewed as a Fiqh ruling. Kindly refer to a reliable Mufti/Darul Ifta for a ruling on this matter.
And Allah Ta’ala knows best.
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