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Benefits of wudu (ablution)
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It is stated when a person does wudhu sins falls from the place it is washed, a hadith relates to the following actions[1]:

- Rinsing the mouth, wrong deeds fall from it
- Rinsing the nose, wrong deeds fall from it
- Washing the face, wrong deeds fall from it until they fall from beneath his eyelashes
- Washing the hands, wrong deeds fall from it until they fall from beneath his finger nails
- Wiping the head, wrong deeds fall from it until they fall from his ears
- Washes his feet, wrong deeds fall from it until they fall from his ears
- Wiping the head, wrong deeds fall from it until they fall from beneath his toe nails
- Wiping the head, wrong deeds fall from it until they fall from his ears

By purifying himself for prayer, he expiates all of his sins and his prayer is considered an extra reward for him.

Additionally by walking to the mosque, his prayer gives him extra reward.

Perfecting the ablution under difficult circumstances, taking many steps to the mosque, and waiting for the next prayer after the last prayer has been performed, erases sins and raises degrees.


References

  • 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 his face, his wrong deeds fall from it until they fall from beneath his eyelashes. When he washes his hands, his wrong deeds fall from them until they fall from beneath his fingernails. When he wipes his head, his wrong deeds fall from it until they from from his ears. When he washes his feet, his wrong deeds fall from them until they fall from beneath his toenails. Then his walking to the mosque and his prayer give him extra reward."
    [Malik, an-Nasai, Ibn Majah and al-Hakim]
  • Anas [] reported that the Messenger of Allah [] said, "If good characteristics exist in a person, Allah makes all of his acts good. If a person purifies himself for prayer, he expiates all of his sins and his prayer is considered an extra reward for him."
    [Abu Ya'la, al-Bazzar and at-Tirmidhi in al-Ausat]
  • Abu Hurairah [] reported that the Messenger of Allah [] said "Shall I inform you (of an act) by which Allah erases his sins and raises degrees?" They said, "Certainly, O Messenger of Allah." He said, "Perfecting the ablution under difficult circumstances, taking many steps to the mosque, and waiting for the (next) prayer after the (last) prayer has been performed. This is ribat." (Ar-Ribat literally stands for the tying down of the horses in the face of the enemy to prevent anyone from fleeing. Here the Prophet [] has likened the waiting for the coming prayer to be ribat)
    [Malik, Muslin, at-Tirmidhi and an-Nasa']
  • Abu Hurairah [] also reported that the Messenger of Allah [] passed by a grave site and said, "Peace be upon you, O home of believing people. Allah willing, we shall meet you soon, although I wish i could see my brothers." They asked, "Are we not your brothers, O Messenger of Allah?" He said, "You are my companions. My brothers are the ones who will come after (us)." They said, "How will you know the people of our nation who will come after you, O Messenger of Allah?", He said, "If a man has a group of horses with white forelocks amongst a group of horses with black forelocks, will he recognise his horse?" They said, "Certainly, O Messenger of Allah." He said, "They (my brothers) will come with the white streaks from their ablutions, and I will receive them at my cistern. But there will be some who will be driven away from my cistern as astray camel is driven away. I will call them to come. It will be said, 'They changed matters after you,' then they will say, 'Be off, be off'.'"
    [Muslim]

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