Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Recommended Acts of Wudoo

The Recommended Acts of Wudoo

AUTHOR:Shaikh ‘Abdullaah bin Saalih Al-‘Ubaylaan
SOURCE:His book As-Salaat (pg. 19)

From the recommended aspects (sunan) of wudoo, that occur before Wudoo is: What has been reported by Abu Hurairah (radyAllaahu ‘anhu) from Allaah’s Messenger (sallAllaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) that he said: “If it were not that I feared to cause hardship on my ummah, I would have commanded them to (use) the Siwaak with every wudoo.” [Reported by Maalik, Ahmad and An-Nasaa’ee, and its chain of narration is authentic]

It is also recommended for a Muslim to perform wudoo with a mudd of water. This is based on what Anas (radyAllaahu ‘anhu) reported that: “Allaah’s Messenger (sallAllaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) would perform wudoo with a mudd of water and he would perform Ghusl with a saa’of water.” [1] [Reported by Al-Bukhaaree and Muslim]

After making wudoo, it is recommended for one to say what has been reported by Ibn ‘Umar (radyAllaahu ‘anhu) from Allaah’s Messenger (sallAllaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) when he said:“There is none of you that performs wudoo, then completes it, then says: ‘Ash-hadu an Laa Ilaaha illaallaah, wahdahu laa shareeka lahu, wa ash-hadu anna Muhammadan ‘abduhu wa Rasooluhu’[2] except that the eight gates of Paradise open for him, and he can enter from any one he wishes.” [Reported by Muslim and At-Tirmidhee] At-Tirmidhee mentioned the addition to the hadeeth: “Allaahumma, Ija’alnee min at-Tawaabeen waj’alnee min al-Mutatahhireen.”


[1] Translator’s Note: A saa’ consists of four amdaad (plural of mudd). A mudd is a handful using two hands cupped together, of an average-sized man.

[2] Translator’s Note: This is the transliteration of: “I bear witness that there is no deity worthy of worship except Allaah, alone and with no partner. And I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and messenger.” 

[3] Translator’s Note: This is the transliteration of: “O Allaah, Make me amongst those who repent and make me from amongst those who purify themselves.” 

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.