Tag: Wūḍūʿ

When Is Water Considered Najis and Unfit for Wuḍūʿ?

This sharīʿah is full of wisdom and attaches rulings to reason. Some of those reasons are known to us and some are not. The prohibition of najis is linked to its impurity. Thus, whenever this impurity is found in anything it is considered najis. If impurity is not present, then it cannot be termed najis Imām ibn al-ʿUthaymīn [d. 1421 AH]   Imām Muḥammad ibn Ṣāliḥ al-ʿUthaymīn [d. 1421 AH] said:   “Some of the scholars have taken the opinion that water is not termed najis (unfit for wuḍūʿ) except if that water has changed [in taste, colour, or smell] regardless of the amount of water...

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A Simple List of Conditions for Wūḍūʾ (Ablution)

Shaykh Ṣāliḥ al-Fawzān (حفظه الله) mentioned: يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِذَا قُمْتُمْ إِلَى الصَّلَاةِ فَاغْسِلُوا وُجُوهَكُمْ وَأَيْدِيَكُمْ إِلَى الْمَرَافِقِ وَامْسَحُوا بِرُءُوسِكُمْ وَأَرْجُلَكُمْ إِلَى الْكَعْبَيْنِ ۚ O you who believe! When you intend to offer the prayer, wash your faces and your hands (forearms) up to the elbows, rub (by passing wet hands over) your heads, and (wash) your feet up to the ankles. [al-Māʾidah, 5:6] This noble verse obligates that wuḍūʾ (ablution) must be performed before prayer and indicates which body parts should be washed or wiped during wūḍūʾ,...

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