Farming and Ploughing Instruments
A sieve is a circular tool that resembles a tuber, with which grains, flour, etc. are sieved. The sieve has a base that is attached to its wooden perimeter, and it is a base with many holes made of animal skin or metal. The uses of sieves differ according to the diameter of the holes in the base. If the holes are wide, the sieve is used for filtering large grains, and if the holes are narrowed, the sieve used for filtering flour and small grains from impurities, in which case it is called mankhal.
I asked Sahl bin Saad, and I said: “Did the Messenger of Allah eat sieves?” Sahl said: “Allah’s Messenger never saw a sieve since Allah sent him as an Apostle until He took him unto Him,” I said: “How could you eat barley unsifted?” he said, “We used to grind it and then blow off its husk, and after the husk flew away, we used to prepare the dough (bake) and eat it.” He said: “Allah’s Messenger never saw a sieve since Allah sent him as an Apostle until He took him unto Him,” I said: How did you eat barley uncooked? He said: We used to grind it and blow it, some of it would fly, and whatever remained of its we ate it. (Sahih Bukhari)