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Is it compulsory that all the hair in the beard should make it wet.

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Is it compulsory that all the hair in the beard should make it wet. What if a person having a thick beard and how to make sure that all hair are wet. Advice me the ruling about washing the beard while doing wudu from sunnah of Messenger of Allah(Saws).



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Wudu make beard wet

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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 head 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.


Fiqh-us-Sunnah Fiqh 1.31

Topic: Running one's fingers through their beard

Aishah reported that the Messenger of Allah (saws) would run his fingers through his beard (while doing ablution).

Related by Ibn Majah and at-Tirmidhi.


Anas said that when the Messenger of Allah (saws) performed ablution, he would take a handful of water and put it under his jaws and pass it through his beard. He (saws) said, "This is what my Lord, Allah, ordered me to do."

Related by Abu Dawud, al-Baihaqi and al-Hakim.


While performing one’s ‘wudu’ it is absolutely obligatory for one to wash their full faces making absolutely sure that no part of the face is left dry. The washing of one’s full beard is not a condition of wudu, but it is the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws) to take a handful of water and put it under their jaws, and run the wet fingers through the beard.


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