WUDU [ABLUTION]


Hadith & Seerah, The Teachings of the Holy Prophet, The Ways of the Prophet (SAWS) / Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

BRIGHTNESS OF THE PARTS OF BODY WASHED IN ABLUTION ON THE DAY OF RESURRECTION

Hadrat Abu Hurairah (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that the Messenger of ALLAH (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said: “My people will be summoned on the day of resurrection with white faces and hands and feet from the marks of ablution. If any of you can extend his brightness, let him do so.”[Bukhari, Muslim]

THE MANNER OF PERFORMING WUDU

Hadrat Usman (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that one day he performed ablution, pouring water over his hands three times, then rinsing his mouth and snuffing up water, then washing his face three times, then washing his right arm upto the elbow three times, and similarly the left arm upto the elbow three times, then wiping his right foot three times, then the left three times. He then said, “I have seen the Messenger of ALLAH performing ablution as I have done just now, adding “If anyone performs ablution as I have done, then perform two Rakaat Salaah without allowing his thought to be distracted, his past offences will be forgiven him”. [Bukhari, Muslim]

While performing ablution, the Messenger of ALLAH used to recite the following supplication: I bear witness that there is no God but ALLAH, who is one and without partner, and I bear witness that Mohammad is His servant and apostle. O Allaah! Make me of those who turn to Thee (or, who repent) and make me of those who purify themselves, who have no fear and who shall not grieve: ‘According to the Sunan Nasal, the Messenger of ALLAH used to say after ablution.’ Glory to ALLAH! I bear witness that there is no God but Thou. I ask Thy pardon and turn to Thee in repentence. Hadrat Abu Musa al-Ashari (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that once he visited the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) when he was performing Wudu. He heard him saying. “O Allah! Forgive me my sins, make my house plentiful and bless me in sustenance.” Hadrat Al-Mustaurid bin Shaddad (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated: “I saw the Messenger of ALLAH rubbing his toes with his little finger when he performed ablution.” [Tirmizi-Abu Daud-Ibn Majah-Ma’riful Hadis]

Hadrat Anas (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that when the Messenger of ALLAH performed Wudu he took a handful of water, and putting it under his chin made it go through his beard, saying, “Thus did my ALLAH command me.” [Ma’rif -UI- Hadis, Sunnan Abu Dawud]

In performing ablution, the Messenger of ALLAH would use water freely but would impress upon his ummah to avoid wasting water.[Zadul Madd]

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