Al-Wudoo (Ablution)

Rinse your mouth & cleanse your nose by inhaling and exhaling 

Allaah says:

"O you who believe! When you prepare for prayer, wash your faces, and your hands (and arms) to the elbows; rub your heads (with water); and (wash) your feet to the ankles." (al-Maa'idah [51: 7)

Ibn 'Umar (RA) said: Indeed I heard Rasoolullah (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) say:

''Allaah does not accept Prayer without purification" [Muslim]


Narrated Humran: “I saw Uthman bin Affan (RA) asking (for a tumbler of water) to perform ablution (and when it was brought ) he poured water from it over his hands and washed them thrice and put his right hand in the water container and rinsed his mouth and washed his nose by putting water in it and then blowing it out. Then he washed his faced thrice and then forearms up to the elbows thrice, then passed his wet hands over his head and then washed each foot thrice. 


After that Uthman said:

” I saw the Prophet (salallahu alayhi wa sallam)performing ablution like this of mine, and he said, if anyone performs ablution like that of mine and offers a two rak’at prayer during which he does not think of anything else (not related to the present prayer) then his past sins will be forgiven.”[Bukhaaree]


Niyyah (Intention)

Umar bin Al-Khataab narrated: “I heard Allah’s messenger (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) saying:

The reward of deeds depends upon the intentions and every person will get the reward according to what he has intended.” {Bukhaaree]


Say Bismillah 

The messenger of Allah (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) said:

”here is no wudoo for him who does not mention Allah’s Name upon it.” [Tirmidhee]

The messenger of Allah (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) said:

”When you dress and when you make wudoo, then begin with the right” [Tirmidhee]


Wash the Two Hands & In-Between Fingers 

The messenger of Allah (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) said:”

Complete the wudoo and rub between the fingers and exert in the breathing in the water into the nose you are fasting.” [Muslim]


Ibn Abbaas[RA]said :

”Rasooulu llah made wudoo (washing each part) once “[Bukhaaree]


Abdullah ibn Zaid narrated that the Prophet made wudoo (washing each part) twice“ [Bukhaaree]


Wash all part of the face including beard

When we make wudoo, he used to take a handful of water and enter it below his chin and rub it through his beard an said:

”This is what my Lord the Great and Exalted has ordered me to do.” [Abu Dawood]


Wash the feet up to & including ankles and in between toes, starting with the right  

Amr ibn Umayah said:

” The two ears are part of the head [Tirmidhee]

As for the woman’s head cover, it is permissible to wipe over it as Umm Salamah used to wipe over head cover as reported by ibn al-Mundhir(see al-Mughnee, 1/312)


Narrated Ali ibn Abu Talib (RA):

”If the religion were based on opinion. It would be more important to wipe the under part of the shoe than the upper but I have seen the Meseenger of Allah (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) wiping over the upper part of his shoes .” [Abu Dawuud]

As for caps/prayer hats, it is not permissible to wipe over them.


Make Duaa

The messenger of Allah (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) said:

”If anyone amongst you performs the ablution, completes the ablution well and then says:Ash-hadu an laa ilaaha illallaah wa ash-hadu anna Muhammadan abdu u wa rasuluhu (I testify that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is the servant of Allah and His Messenger) the eight gates of paradise will be opened for him and he may enter by whichever of them he wishes,” [Muslim]


This article was culled from the publications of Deen Communication Limited



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