Is All Water The Same?
Believe it or not, all water is not the same. Water is essential to life and also essential to practicing Islam. Despite the importance of water, Allah has provided ways for us to get by even if water is not available.
Two Types Of Water
There are basically two types of water in Islam.
Clean water and filthy water.
Clean water is pretty obvious. This includes rainwater, water from lakes, oceans, streams, and rivers. It also includes water that comes from your tap, and water from wells and underground aquifers.
However, any water that has been polluted or contaminated to the point that its color, smell, or taste has changed, is not permissible.