Monthly Archives: February 2011

Variety (Hadith No. 190)


We’re going through Kitab-ul-Wudu (Book of Ablution) and Alhamdulillah, we know the right way to perform wudu. But one must know that there is a lot of variation in the way of performing wudu. For example, we came to know that one may wash his/her body parts once or twice or thrice in a wudu. Similarly, we’ll come across another variation today iA. It’s about the rinsing of the mouth and nose. So read carefully!

Volume 1, Book 4, Number 190:

Narrated ‘Amr bin Yahya:

(on the authority of his father) ‘Abdullah bin Zaid poured water on his hands from a utensil containing water and washed them and then with one handful of water he rinsed his mouth and cleaned his nose by putting water in it and then blowing it out. He repeated it thrice. He, then, washed his hands and forearms up to the elbows twice and passed wet hands over his head, both forwards and backwards, and washed his feet up to the ankles and said, “This is the ablution of Allah’s Apostle.”

See the underlined part? Yeah, that’s the option we’ve got. Rinse mouth and nose with one or two handfuls of water. Your choice! :)



The Seal (Hadith No. 189)


Volume 1, Book 4, Number 189:

Narrated As-Sa’ib bin Yazid:

My aunt took me to the Prophet and said, “O Allah’s Apostle! This son of my sister has got a disease in his legs.” So he passed his hands on my head and prayed for Allah’s blessings for me; then he performed ablution and I drank from the remaining water. I stood behind him and saw the seal of Prophet-hood between his shoulders, and it was like the “Zir-al-Hijla” (means the button of a small tent, but some said ‘egg of a partridge.’ etc.)


I wish I was there. :)


Worth Fighting For (Hadith No. 188)


Volume 1, Book 4, Number 188:

Narrated Ibn Shihab:

Mahmud bin Ar-Rabi’ who was the person on whose face the Prophet had ejected a mouthful of water from his family’s well while he was a boy, and ‘Urwa (on the authority of Al-Miswar and others) who testified each other, said, “Whenever the Prophet , performed ablution, his companions were nearly fighting for the remains of the water.”

Reference: Got Kids Around You? Do Read!

And why wouldn’t people fight over such a blessed thing? We all want barkah in our lives. :)


Barakah [A Blessed Thing] (Hadith No. 187)


Hadith no. 186 is repeated. Read it here.

Volume 1, Book 4, Number 187:

Narrated Abu Juhaifa:

Allah’s Apostle came to us at noon and water for ablution was brought to him. After he had performed ablution, the remaining water was taken by the people and they started smearing their bodies with it (as a blessed thing). The Prophet offered two Rakat of the Zuhr prayer and then two Rakat of the ‘Asr prayer while an ‘Anza (spear-headed stick) was there (as a Sutra) in front of him. Abu Musa said: The Prophet asked for a tumbler containing water and washed both his hands and face in it and then threw a mouthful of water in the tumbler and said to both of us (Abu Musa and Bilal), “Drink from the tumbler and pour some of its water on your faces and chests.”

A ‘rational’ person might not be able to understand this concept, but it’s not hard to comprehend for a believer. Why did people start smearing their bodies with the remaining water of ablution of the Prophet (SAW)? And why did the Prophet (SAW) asked Abu Musa and Bilal to drink and pour from the water in the tumbler? It was all for barakah. Blessing. :)


If You’re Asked.. (Hadith No. 185)


Hadith no. 184 is a repeat. Read it here.

If you’re asked to show the way Prophet (SAW) used to perform ablution, would you be confident enough to demonstrate? Would you know exactly how he performed wudu? I hope the answer is a yes! If not, then make it a yes. All you have to know is this..

Volume 1, Book 4, Number 185:

Narrated Yahya Al-Mazini:

A person asked ‘Abdullah bin Zaid who was the grandfather of ‘Amr bin Yahya, “Can you show me how Allah’s Apostle used to perform ablution?” ‘Abdullah bin Zaid replied in the affirmative and asked for water. He poured it on his hands and washed them twice, then he rinsed his mouth thrice and washed his nose with water thrice by putting water in it and blowing it out. He washed his face thrice and after that he washed his forearms up to the elbows twice and then passed his wet hands over his head from its front to its back and vice versa (beginning from the front and taking them to the back of his head up to the nape of the neck and then brought them to the front again from where he had started) and washed his feet (up to the ankles).

Easy! :)


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