Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.025A.

Section : Part of Islamic law.This is proven from the three major sources of Islamic law:1. The Qur'an. Says Allah in the Qur'an, "O you who believe, when you rise for prayer, wash your faces and your hands up to the elbows and lightly rub your heads and (wash) your feet up to the ankles … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.025A.

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Section : Its virtues.Many hadith state the virtues of ablution. We shall mention just a few:1. 'Abdullah ibn as-Sunnabiji stated that the Messenger of Allah said, "When a slave makes ablution and rinses his mouth, his wrong deeds fall from it. As he rinses his nose, his wrong deeds fall from it. When he washes … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.025B.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.027A.

Section : Intention.This is the desire to do the action and to please Allah by following His command. It is purely an act of the heart, for the tongue (verbal pronouncement, and so on) has nothing to do with it. To pronounce it is not part of the Islamic law. That the intention is obligatory … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.027A.

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Section : Wiping the head.This means to wipe one's head with his hand. It is not sufficient just to place the hand on the head or to touch the head with a wet finger. The apparent meaning of the Qur'anic words, "...and wipe over your heads..." does not imply that all of the head needs … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.027D.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.028.

Section : Washing the feet and the heels.This has been confirmed in mutawatir (continuous) reports from the Prophet, upon whom be peace, concerning his actions and statements. Ibn 'Umar said, "The Prophet lagged behind us in one of our travels. He caught up with us after we had delayed the afternoon prayer. We started to … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.028.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.028A.

Section : Following the prescribed sequence.Allah mentioned the obligations in a specific order. He also differentiated the legs from the hands--though both of them have to be washed--from the head, which only needs to be wiped. The polytheists of Arabia would not differentiate items unless there was some benefit in doing so. The way Allah … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.028A.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.029A.

Section : Dental Hygiene.This involves using a stick or similar object to clean one's teeth. The best type to use is that of the arak tree found in the Hejaz. Such a practice strengthens the gums, prevents tooth disease, helps digestion and facilitates the flow of urine. This sunnah is fulfilled by using any object … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.029A.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.030.

Section : Washing the hands three times at the beginning.This is based on the hadith of Aus ibn Aus al-Thaqafi who said, "I saw the Messenger of Allah make ablution, and he washed his hands three times." (Related by Ahmad and an-Nasa'i.) Abu Hurairah reported that the Prophet, upon whom be peace, said, "When one … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.030.

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Section : Sniffing up and blowing out water three times.Abu Hurairah reported that the Prophet, upon whom be peace, said, "When one of you performs ablution, he should sniff water up his nostrils and then blow it out." (Related by al-Bukhari, Muslim and Abu Dawud.)The sunnah is to put the water into the nostrils with … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 1, Purification and Prayer, Fiqh 1.030B.