Sunnats and Aadaab of Wudhu – Part 5

1. Wash the right limbs before the left limbs.

عن عائشة رضى الله عنها قالت كان النبى صلى الله عليه و سلم ليعجبه التيمن فى تنعله و ترجله و طهوره وفى شأنه كله (بخارى 1/29)

Hadhrat Aaisha (Radiallahu Anha) reports that Rasulullah (Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam) loved starting from the right when wearing his shoes, combing his hair, performing wudhu and when carrying out all other works.

2. Rub each limb thoroughly to ensure that water reaches each part of the limb.[1]

3. All the limbs should be washed one after the other without any delay in between.[2]

4. Do not speak of worldly affairs while making wudhu.[3]

5. Do not waste water while making wudhu.

عن عبد الله بن عمرو ان رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم مر بسعد و هو يتوضأ فقال ما هذا السرف فقال أفى الوضوء إسراف قال نعم وان كنت على نهر جار. (ابن ماجة ص 34 )

Hadhrat Abdullah ibn Amr (Radiallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam) passed by Hadhrat Sa’d(Radiallahu Anhu) whilst he was performing wudhu. Nabi (Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam) asked him: I notice water being wasted while you perform wudhu. He replied: Is there Israaf (wastage) in wudhu? Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) replied: Yes, even if you are performing wudhu at the bank of a flowing river (then too, be mindful of not wasting water.)

6. If any part of a limb which it’s washing is fardh in wudhu is left dry, the wudhu will be incomplete.

عن عمر بن الخطاب رضى الله عنه ان رجلا توضأ فترك موضع ظفر على قدمه فابصره النبى صلى الله عليه وسلم فقال ارجع فأحسن وضوءك. (مسلم 125-1)

Hadhrat Umar (Radiallahu Anhu) reports that a man made wudhu and left out washing an area on his foot equivalent to a nail. Upon observing the portion that was left dry, Nabi (Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said to him: Go and complete your wudhu.


[1](ومن ادابه)…(استقبال القبلة و دلك أعضائه)…(والجلوس فى مكان مرتفع) (شامى 127-1)

[2] (و) يسن (الولاء) لمواظبته صلى الله عليه وسلم وهو بكسر الواو المتابعة بغسل الاعضاء قبل جفاف السابق مع الاعتدال جسدا و زمانا و مكانا (حاشية الطحطاوى ص72)

[3] (ومن ادابه)…(و) عدم (التكلم بكلام الناس) الا لحاجة تفوته. (شامى 126-1)


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