Duaas while doing wudu
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Doing vazoo is cleaning / preparing oneself before namaz. So does a bath with praying the vazoo dua constitute clean? Or are there more reasons for reciting vazoo dua before praying?
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Duas while doing wudu
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter5 Surah Maidah verse 6:O you who have believed! When you rise to offer the Salat, you must wash your faces and hands and your arms up to the elbows, and wipe your hands with wet hands and wash your feet up to the ankles. And if you become unclean, cleanse yourself with a full bath. If, however, you have touched women and you can find no water, then cleanse yourselves with pure dust. Strike your palms on it and wipe your hands and faces with it. Allah does not will to make life hard for you, but He wills to purify you, and complete His blessings upon you so that you may show gratitude.
The act of wudu is a pre-condition for offering prayers. Taking a full bath or ghusl is a bigger form of purification than the wudu; thus if one takes a full bath or ghusl with the intention to make himself pure for prayer, there is no need to do the wudu again.
The Sunnah or Way of the Prophet (saws) while performing wudu for prayer was that he would start his wudu by making an intention to purify himself, say Bismillah, and start the wudu. There is absolutely no evidence that the Prophet (saws) recited specific duas while washing or wiping each of his required body parts. Thus, if the believers indeed wish to follow the Sunnah, they must purify themselves just as the Prophet (saws) did. If reciting a specific dua while washing or wiping each required body part was part of the wudu, the Messenger of Allah (saws) would have done it and taught it to the believers.
Reciting a particular dua for washing or wiping each required part of the body is not from the Prophets (saws) Sunnah, and thus, it has to be an innovation. And as it with every innovation in the deen of Islam, it must be avoided.
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Your Brother in Islam,