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Dua for wudu not compulsory

Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,

As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.  (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)

 

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As Salam Aleikum,

There is in fact a wudu dua which, from what I heard, was recited by the Exalted Prophet (SAW).  In english, it is recited as: "Allah-humma-inee-auzoobeeka-min-hauma-za-tish-shayateenee-wa-auzoobeeka -rabee-ayn-yuhdooroon"...There is also a dua upon completing wudu, which is recited as:

"Allah-hum-muj-alnee-minut-tawabeena-waj-alnee-minnaal-muta-tuheereenaa- waj-alnee-min-ibadeekus-sauleeheen" I may be wrong with regards to whether or not The Prophet (SAW), did indeed read these ayaat...but I thought I could help out a fellow Muslim who wanted to know the duaa.

Oh! and one more thing, Jazakallah for provided hundreds of muslims, including myself, with the benefit of Islamic knowledge.  Insha Allah,

The Almighty will indeed reward you.  Once again, Jazakallah.

Your fellow Mumina,

 

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Dua for wudu not compulsory

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.


 

The Messenger of Allah (saws) made intention to purify himself, declared Bismillah (In the Name of Allah), and started his wudu. He did not repeat anything during the course of the wudu itself, nor did he make it a condition to repeat any supplication during the wudu. He (saws) did make supplications to Allah Subhanah after he had finished his wudu.

 

Narrated Hadrat Umar ibn Al-Khattab (r.a.) that he heard the Messenger of Allah (saws) say: None of you makes wudu and completes the wudu, then says: I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped except Allah Alone, He has no partners; and I bear witness that Mohamed is His slave-servant and His Messenger, except that all eight Gates of Paradise are opened for him, so he may enter by whichever he pleases.

Related by Muslim, Abu Dawood, Tirmidhee, An Nisaae, and Ibn Maajah.

 

The Messenger of Allah (saws) supplicated Allah thus after he had completed his wudu, : Allah hummaj alnee minat-tawwabeen, waj alnee minal mutah-tahereen (O Allah, make me one of those who constantly repents to You, and of those who purify themselves.)

Related by At-Tirmidhee.

 

Abu Saeed Al Khudri narrated that the Messenger of Allah (saws) said: Whoever makes wudu then says upon finishing his wudu: Subhanaka Allah humma wa bihamdika, ashhadu anlaa ilaaha illa anta, astaghfiruka wa atoobu ilaik (Glory be to You O Allah, and all praise belongs to You; I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except You. I seek Your Forgiveness, and I turn to You), it is written in a parchment, then sealed and is not opened till the Day of Resurrection.

 

One may make any of the above supplications after he/she has performed the wudu, but these supplications do not constitute a condition or an obligatory part of wudu.

 

Your Statement; Oh! and one more thing, Jazakallah for provided hundreds of muslims, including myself, with the benefit of Islamic knowledge.  Insha Allah, The

Almighty will indeed reward you.  Once again, Jazakallah.

May Allah Subhanah reward you with the best of this world and the Hereafter for your kind comments of encouragement for our humble efforts in the propagation of the Truth. We humbly hope, beg, and pray the Merciful Lord accept our humble and weak efforts, forgive us our shortcomings, and save you, us, and all the believers from the torment of the Hell Fire. Ameen.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your Brother in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 

 

 


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