Wudu’ 101 and wiping over khuff

O you who have believed, when you stand up to pray, wash your faces and your forearms to the elbows and wipe over your heads and wash your feet to the ankles. And if you are in a state of janabah, then purify yourselves. But if you are ill or on a journey or one of you comes from the place of relieving himself or you have contacted women and do not find water, then seek clean earth and wipe over your faces and hands with it. Allah does not intend to make difficulty for you, but He intends to purify you and complete His favour upon you that you may be grateful. (5:6) Wudu is a prerequisite of salah Wudu is an essential practical and spiritual component of worship. An act of worship in its own right, which earns huge reward. Symbolic of inner purity and outer cleanliness, it is the preparation for us to seek Allah Almighty’s mercy, blessings, forgiveness, support and guidance through salah. There is no salah without Wudu’. The salah is the key to Jannah. The key to salah is Wudu’. (Tirmidhi) How was the obligation of wudu’ revealed? Jibril taught the Prophet (peace be on him) how to make wudu and perform salah. In a sahih hadith, on the authority of Zaid bin Harithah that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: Jibril came to him first thing after the revelation and taught him wudu’ and salah. (Musnad Ahmad, Ibn Majah and Daraqutni). The Prophet (peace be on him) received the gift of salah during his ascent to heaven (mi’raj) and was trained by Jibril how to perform the salah, its timings etc. He then taught the companions through physical demonstrations in front of a crowd. Ali and Uthman and many other companions (may Allah … Continue reading Wudu’ 101 and wiping over khuff