Rules Concerning Wudhu

بِسْمِ اللّٰهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ

“In the name of Allah the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.”

– If a person stands in the shower & the parts that are necessary to wash for wudhu get wet, then wudhu will be complete, however one will be deprived of the reward for wudhu.

-When washing the body parts in wudhu, one should not take so long that the previously washed limb becomes dry. This is against the sunnah.

-It is sunnah to pass a wet hand over the limbs ensuring no part is left dry.

-Without any need one should not take help from anyone to perform wudhu.

-Do not wash any limb more than 3 times, this is against the sunnah of our beloved nabi ﷺ & it will be classed as wasting water which is a sin.

-Move / remove  any jewellery so that water can reach all the limbs properly e.g bangles / nose ring etc.

– If flour gets onto the nails etc & dries then wudhu will not be complete without removing it.

-Wudhu will not be complete with nail varnish / ‘breathable nail varnish’ / false nails. One should take extra care with these items as sometimes the nail varnish or glue of the nail does not fully come off.

-Wudhu will not be complete if performed over makeup, one should perform wudhu & then put makeup on.

-If you have performed wudhu then it is disliked to perform another wudhu until it breaks or one prays a minimum of 2 rakaats with that wudhu.

-If one has a bandage on any of their limbs, then if it is harmful or time consuming to take it on & off, it is enough to do masah over it, which is to simply pass a wet hand over the bandage. This is sufficent. If it is not harmful / time consuming then one must remove it & wash it or do masah at least after removing it. (for e.g plasters).

~Written by Umm Aa’ishah -Graduate of Ar-Rahman Madrassah (Bolton)