Hadith no. 165 is a repeat. Get it here.
Today’s Hadith is about wudu, of course. But I’m going to highlight something very different. Well, I’ll try, inshaAllah..
You remember how Prophet (SAW) discouraged people doing wudu hastily saying “save your heels from the Fire”? (That was in Hadith no. 164). Now notice what Abu Huraira (RA) does..
Narrated Muhammad Ibn Ziyad:
I heard Abu Huraira saying as he passed by us while the people were performing ablution from a utensil containing water, “Perform ablution perfectly and thoroughly for Abul-Qasim (the Prophet) said, ‘Save your heels from the Hell-fire.’ “
Yes, he follows the way of the Prophet (SAW). He does it exactly the way Prophet (SAW) did. He followed the Sunnah in true meaning. Can we claim to be doing that today? Think about it..
Winter isn’t over. Yet! Doing wudu is hard right? Folding up the sleeves… Feeling the cold on your arms… Goosebumps. Brr!
If this is true for you, here’s a question: do you make sure all your wudu-body-parts are properly wet? Especially the heels? Well you should because Prophet (SAW) said to ‘save your heels’.
Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr:
The Prophet remained behind us on a journey. He joined us while we were performing ablution for the ‘Asr prayer which was over-due and we were just passing wet hands over our feet (not washing them thoroughly) so he addressed us in a loud voice saying twice or thrice, “Save your heels from the fire.”
So be you careful! Save your heels from fire.