Revive a Sunnah

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Revive a Sunnah: Wudu for Every Salah

Anas (radi Allahu anhu) mentioned: The Messenger of Allah (sallaAllahu ‘alayhi wasallam) was given a small vessel of water and he made wudu.” I said: “Did the Messenger of Allah (sallaAllahu ‘alayhi wasallam) make wudu for every prayer?” He said “Yes” Then he was asked: “What about you?” He said: “We used to pray all the prayers as long as we did not break our wudu, and we used to pray all the prayers with one wudu.

Collected by Bukhari 214

1. Muhammad Adam Al-Ethiopee commented on this hadeeth in his explanation for Sunnan An-Nisa’i. He wrote:

- The hadeeth proves that it’s legislated to make wudu for every prayer, regardless if a person needs to or not.

- It’s permissible to pray the five daily prayers with only one wudu.

- Ibn Seereen narrated that Abu Bakr, Umar and Uthman used to make wudu for every prayer.” [Musanaf Ibn Abee Shaybah]

- Making wudu without invalidating it is a recommended act. Reason being, wudu is an act that wipes away sin.

- This hadeeth shows that wudu is a must for the person who intends to pray and has broken his/her wudu.

- The Prophet (sallaAllahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: “Only the believer maintains himself in the state of wudu.” [Ibn Majah and others with an authentic chain of narration]

[Taken from Sharhu Sunnan An-Nisa’i vol 3/176]


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