Two Different Types of Wudoo

January 5, 2012 § 3 Comments


Shaikh Ibn Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “All of us perform wudoo when we want to pray.  But most of the time a person does so just wanting to fulfill a condition of worship, and there is no harm in that and what is intended [i.e., being pure for prayer] is achieved by it.

But there is something higher and more complete.

When you want to perform wudoo, sense that you are obeying the Order of Allaah, mentioned in His Saying, the Most High,“O you who have believed!  When you rise to [perform] prayer, wash your faces and your forearms to the elbows and wipe over your heads and (wash) your feet to the ankles.” [Maa’idah 5:6] so that the meaning of worship can be realised in you.

Sharh al-Arba’een an-Nawawiyyah, p. 253.

What is the meaning of the hadith about performing wudoo properly during times when it is difficult to do so?

December 15, 2011 § Leave a comment


Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, was asked, “What is the meaning of the hadith about performing wudoo properly during times when it is difficult to do so and waiting for prayer after prayer?” So he replied, “Performing wudoo properly during times when it is difficult to do so,’ means that a person performs his wudoo in the most complete manner during days when it is cold and likewise after each prayer he waits for the next whether that is in the mosque or after the mosque.  And that his heart is connected to the prayer such that when he completes one he waits for the next, so his heart is always connected to the prayer.”

Fataawaa Nurun-alad-Darb, CD.

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