In the last three Ahadith, Imaam Bukhari has emphasized on using less water for baths. He collected these Ahadith under one chapter. Today’s Hadith is a reinforcement.
Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas:
The Prophet (SAW) and Maimuna (RA) used to take a bath from a single pot.
A pot is a pot. It’s not a drum of water. It cannot be a tank of water. A pot can contain 10-11 liters of water at max. And that amount of water is (should be) enough for two people to take baths from. Try it!
The Prophet and I used to take a bath from a single pot called ‘Faraq’.
Points to notice:
- No discrimination whatsoever. Husband can use the left-overs of his wife and vice versa.
- One pot was enough for two people to take a bath. What excellent water-savers they were!
- It somehow implies the spouses taking a bath/shower together.
- Taking a bath from a tub/bucket/pot full of water is a Sunnah. Shower can be used too, of course.