The Recommended Acts of Wudoo

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.”


[AUTHOR:    Shaikh ‘Abdullaah bin Saalih Al-‘Ubaylaan|SOURCE:    His book As-Salaat (pg. 19)|PRODUCED BY:]
[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.”

About Umm Abdulazeez

"I am a Muslim who is upon the Qur'aan and the Sunnah and upon the methodology of the Salaf As-Saalih (Pious Predecessors). And that can be said in short by saying, 'I am a Salafee' " [Shaykh Al-Albaanee رحمه الله] ________ Sufyaan Ath-Thawree (rahimahullaah) said: “Indeed knowledge should only be learned for the purpose of fearing Allaah. Indeed, knowledge has been given virtue over other than it because with it Allaah is feared.” [Jaam'i Bayaan al-'Ilm wa Fadlihi by Imaam Ibn Abdil-Barr (rahimahullaah)]
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