Perform Wudu Correctly
By Shaykh Mufti Afzal Hoosen Elias
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All Praise and Glory only to Allah, The Creator and Nourisher of the Entire Universe. Peace and Salutations upon His Beloved Last Rasul Muhammed (SAW) and blessing be on the Sahabah (RA) who were selected for Rasulullah’s (SAW) com- panionship.
Like every aspect of Islam, Wudhu is yet another deed which is filled with beauty, wisdom, and an infinite source of virtue. So important is this seem- ingly minor act, that it’s neglect will jeopardize one’s Salaat just as a surgeon may jeopardize a major fatal operation if he neglects the vital few minutes of “scrubbing up” before this significant operation.
The lecture by Janab Muhtaram Muhammed Palan Haqqani Saheb which was delivered in Springs (1992) that removed the dust which had settled on this gleaming jewel and made it sparkle so brilliantly that an English translation became necessary to spread this shine and light even further .
Information was taken from other books as well. Generally, when no reference is rendered it should be understood that material is from the recording of the lecture.
We request for duaa’s for all those who were instru- mental in aiding this publication.
Virtues of Wudhu
“Be constant in Salaat and give legal alms (zakaat), as whatever good you send forth for your souls, you shall find it with Allah, surely Allah sees what you do”.
“O Muslims, respond to Allah and His Rasul (S.A.W) when he calls you to that which gives you life.
“Say:Obey Allah and the Rasul (S.A.W). And if you obey him, you are on the right path.
“Therefore be constant in Salaat, and pay Zakaat and hold fast to Allah. He is your Protecting Friend, an excellent Patron, and an excellent Helper”. “O Muslims! When you stand up for Salaat, wash your faces and your hands up to the elbows, and rub your heads lightly and (wash) your feet up to the ankles”.
According to Abu Hanifa (R.A) there are 4 Fardh in Wudhu viz:
1) Washing the face from ear to ear and from forehead to below the chin once.
2) Washing both hands and arms including the elbows once.
3) Making Masah (ie., wiping with the moist hands) of one quarter of the head once.