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Clothing for wudu

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.is there any condition for wudu tht u have to wear the clothes while doing it.wht i mean 2 say is in gusl first we have to have bath then do the wudu say the niyat n then pour water on the whole body tht no part is left so obviously while doing wudu we wont b wearing the clothes coz v r going 2 take the gusl.

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Clothing for wudu

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Firstly, there is absolutely no condition in Shariah that one needs to be wearing clothes while doing wudu and/or ghusl. Wudu done in the privacy of one bathroom while naked is absolutely valid.


Secondly, the ‘ghusl’ or full bath is a bigger form of purification than the ‘wudu’. Thus if one has done ghusl with the intention of purifying himself, there is absolutely no need to redo the wudu, unless of course one has broken his state of wudu.


Fiqh-us-Sunnah Fiqh 1.58a

According to the practice of the Prophet (saws) the correct manner of performing ghusl is:

1. wash both hands three times,

2. wash the private parts (if sexually impure),

3. make a complete ablution (like the one made for prayer--the Prophet used to delay washing his feet until the end of his ghusl if he was using a tub, and so on),

4. rub water through one's hair three times, letting the water reach down to the roots of the hair, pour water over the entire body, begining with the right side, then the left, washing under the armpits, inside the ears, inside the navel, inside the toes and whatever part of the body can be easily rubbed. This account is based on the following report from 'Aishah: "When the Prophet (saws) took his bath after sexual intercourse, he would begin by washing his hands. Then he would pour water from his right hand to his left and wash his sexual organs, make the ablution for prayer, take some water and put his fingers to the roots of his hair to the extent that he sees that the skin is wet, then pour water over his head three times and then over the rest of his body."

Related by al-Bukhari and Muslim.


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