Wudhu (Ablution)

Abu Huraira (R.A) has transmitted many traditions of the Messenger of Allah (S.A.W), one of which is that Messenger of Allah (S.A.W) stated: Allah does not accept a prayer of a person who is not in a state of Wudhu; until Wudhu is performed.’ (Muslim)

On the Day of Judgement, the Messenger of Allah will recognize us among other people due to Wudhu, because our hands and feet would be so bright that no other people would have such signs! (Muslim)

Wudhu as performed by our Prophet Muhammad  (S.A.W):

It is obligatory to recite Bismillah before performing Wudhu

Saeed bin Zaid (R.A) transmits that Messenger of Allah (S.A.W) stated: ‘Whoever does not recite ‘Bismillah’ before Wudhu, his Wudhu is not complete.’ (Tirmidhi)

It is recommended by our Prophet (S.A.W) to use Miswak while performing Wudhu. (Malik, Ahmad and Nasai)

  1. First wash the palms of your hands (up to the wrists) three times. Then rinse your mouth and snuff water well in your nose (blow out) 3 times. (Be careful if your fasting). Then wash your face three times. Then wash your right hand up to the elbow three times, followed by your left hand 3 times. Then perform Masah (passing your wet hand) of your head and ears. In the end wash your right foot up to the ankles 3 times followed by your left foot. (Muslim)
  2. Messenger of Allah (S.A.W) states: Comb (with fingers) in between the fingers of the hands and the toes. If not fasting snuff water well in the nose. (Abu Dawood, Tirmidhi, Nasai, and ibn-e-Majah)
  3. Masah can be perfomed over the shoes, socks and sandals that have been worn after performing the Wudhu.
  4. Do not waste water while performing Wudhu.

Abdullah bin Suna Bihiyee (R.A) transmits that the Messenger of Allah (S.A.W) stated: When a believer rinses his mouth for Wudhu, minor sins committed by his mouth are washed out.

When he cleans his nose, minor sins committed by his nose are cleaned.

When he washes his face, minor sins committed by his face are absolved, so much that sins committed by his eyes and eyelashes are also washed out.

When he washes his hands, all minor sins committed by his hands are forgiven, so much so that the sins beneath the nails are also washed out.

When the person performs masah of his head, minor sins committed bu his head are forgiven so much so that minor sins committed by his ears are also forgiven.

When he washes his legs, minor sins committed by his legs are forgiven so much such that minor sins are washed out from the tow nails.

When the person approaches the mosque after Wudhu and performs his prayers than all these acts elevate his position. (Transmitted by Nasai)