Wudoo - Ablution for Prayer

Books/Treatise to Use for or With Study

Al Wajeez fee Fiqhis Sunnah wa Kitaabul 'Azeez (PDF) - this is an English translation and it seems like a pretty good book to base Wudhoo lessons on. The content is broken down into lessons: 
  • Types of water
  • Impurities
  • How to purify impurities
  • Sunnah of the fitrah
  • Toilet manners
  • Purification for the prayer
  • Sunnahs of the wudhoo
  • Things which break wudhoo
  • Things for which wudhoo is obligatory/recommended
  • Wiping over leather socks
  • Al Ghusl, the bath
  • The recommended baths
  • Tayammum
  • Menstruation/after birth bleeding

    Nullifiers of Wudoo

    1. Whatever comes out from the two private parts
    2. Any foul impure substance that comes out from the body
    3. Loss of consciousness (i.e. sleep/insanity)
    4. Touching a woman with sexual desire
    5. Touching one’s private part with the hand, whether it is the penis or the anus
    6. Eating the meat of camels
    7. Bathing a deceased person
    8. Apostating from Islaam, may Allaah protect us from that!
    Source: The Conditions, Pillars, and Requirements of Prayer By Imam Muhammad binÂAbdil-Wahhaab

    Wudhu (Ablution) is not nullified by mere Doubt or imagination - Dr. Saleh As-Saleh (audio: 20:17 min)

     Conditions and Requirements of Wudoo

     The Ten Conditions of Wudhoo:
    1. One must be Muslim
    2. He must be sane and conscious
    3. He must have reached the age of maturity
    4. He must have the Intention
    5. He must intend to not stop until he completes his ritual purity
    6. He must remove that which makes ritual purity mandatory
    7. His private parts must be clean
    8. He must use clean water that is permissible
    9. He must remove all things that prevent the water from reaching his skin
    10. It must be the proper time. This applies to those who have extended periods of
    ritual impurity, such as menstruating women

    The Six Requirements of Wudhoo:
    1. He must wash his face, which is from ear to ear and forehead to chin, and which
    includes rinsing the mouth and inhaling water in the nose and blowing it out.
    2. He must wash his hands up to (and including) the elbows
    3. He must wipe his entire head, including the ears (with water)
    4. He must wash his feet up to (and including) the ankles
    5. He must maintain this sequence (i.e. 1 to 4)
    6. Each of the above acts must be done without any pause in between them so as to
    let the previous part of the body that was washed become dry.

    Source: The Conditions, Pillars, and Requirements of Prayer By Imam Muhammad binÂAbdil-Wahhaab

    The Conditions, Pillars and Requirements of the Prayer - quick reference guide

    Benefits of Keeping/Being in a State of  Wudoo

    Benefits of Keeping WudhooSource: http://salaf-us-saalih.com/2013/07/20/benefits-of-always-being-in-wudhoo-shaykh-muhammad-al-uthaymeen/

    Q: What are the benefits that a Muslim will obtain if he constantly makes wuhdoo after everything that breaks it?

    A: Shaykh al-‘Uthaymeen [d. 1421 AH], may Allah have mercy on him, answered:

    • The benefits that a Muslim obtains if he constantly makes wuhdoo after everything that breaks it are that he remains in a state of ritual purity, and remaining in a state of ritual purity is a righteous action.
    •  Also, he may be a person who constantly remembers Allah in all situations, so when he remembers Allah, he will be in a state of ritual purity. 
    • Likewise, he may need to pray, and the place he is in may not have any easily accessible water to make wudhoo with. So, in that situation, he will already be ready for prayer.
     What’s important is that when a person remains in a state of ritual purity, there are many benefits. 

    How to Make Wudoo

    The Wudhu for Salaat - PDF - Understand-Islam.net
    Step by step directions for making wudhoo; invalidators of wudhoo.

     The Wudhu for Salaat

    How to Make Wudoo Posters

    How to Make Wudhoo Poster 1 (link not currently available;; working on restoring)

    Wudoo Study Poster:
    Includes the steps of wudhoo, the proof for making wudhoo, the excellence of making wudhoo and a brief summary of things that break the wudhoo.

    Wudhoo Summary Poster

     "How to Make Wudoo" PowerPoints

    Alhamdulillah, we completed our reading of the Prophet's Wudoo Described today (last summer). The first day we read, I just read through half of the book with the kids.  It went well, alhamdulillah, but I decided to do some visuals for next time as I read the book to engage them more.  It turned into a PowerPoint and I actually finished the book with them today, but solely with the PowerPoint instead of reading out of the book.

    SubhanAllah, I really enjoyed studying this book as it was a much needed refresher (for me as well as them, maa shaa Allah).

    Prophet's Wudoo Described Study Supplement from TJ Homeschooling

    Before I Pray Powerpoint - This is a powerpoint I made for my kids back in 2007 and revised back in 2008.

    Duaas After Wudoo

                    Download Poster 1                             Download Poster 2

    Set of 3 Duaa after Wudhoo learning posters
    Contains two sets of each duaa (one with Arabic and translation only and another set with Arabic, translation, and transliteration)
    Duaa after Wudhoo Learning Posters

    Duaa after Wudhoo Learning Posters

    Duaa after Wudhoo Learning Posters

    Wiping Over Socks

    Wiping Over Socks & Shoes for Wudhoo

    The Complete Guidance on the Rulings of Wiping : Shaykh al-Albanee
    Wiping over shoes, wiping over khuffs or socks with holes in them, time limit for wiping

    What is the ruling from the Salaf concerning wiping over the socks? - a question answered by Shaykh 'Abdullah Al Ghudayyaan

    Water Used for Wudoo

     How Much Water to Use

     From the Prophet's Wudhoo Described:

    Picture Source: Bakkah.net
    About the Mudd

    (Source: SalafiTalk.net)

    The mudd is not simply a double-handful. 

    A mudd is an actual physical container (like a small bowl or pot, or a large cup), a standardized unit of measurement, one that was widely in use in the time of the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam) in the marketplaces and in their houses. 

    It is based on a double-handful - don't get confused - but the Companions used to buy and sell using the containers (the mudd and the saa'), not their own individual double-handfuls, and they used to give their zakaat al-fitr with these containers (the saa' and the mudd).  The Prophet (sallaaahu 'alayhe wa sallam) used to have Zayd ibn Thaabit measure out mudds and saa's of food using the standardized mudd and saa'. 
    So Allaah did not legislate that big-handed people have to give more zakaat al-fitr, and people with small hands give less.  Rather there is a standardized measurement to be used, according to how it has been legislated. 

    Thus, it is known that it is incorrect to define the mudd referred to in the texts as simply anyone's double-handful, rather the mudd referred to was an actual container, which our scholars throughout history have busied themselves recording its size, shape, volume, and description. 
    And Allaah knows best. 
    For more information: http://www.salafitalk.net/st/viewmessages.cfm?Forum=24&Topic=9559
    Moosaa ibn John Richardson 

    More can be found here on the mudd and saa' (in regards to giving zakaat/sadaqah and measuring):

    How Women Should Wipe Their Head for Wudhoo

     via Salaf us Saalih.com
    Is the wiping of the head for the woman similar to the man? And what should she do if she has long hair? Does she wipe to the end (of her hair) and then return, or is it sufficient to wipe within the boundaries of the head of the man?

    Shaykh Uthaymeen:
    It is obligatory for us to know that the legal rulings are consistent between the women and the men, and the men and the women, except where proof is established that differentiates between the two; based upon this: It is prescribed for the woman to wipe the head just as it is prescribed for the man. Thus she places her hands at the front of the head then she wipes to the back of the head, then she returns them to the place she began; just as the man does. And it is not incumbent upon her to wipe down to the bottom of her hair rather she wipes to the bottom of her hair-line. Likewise if the man has long hair down to the shoulders, then it is not incumbent upon him except to wipe down to the hair-line only.

     Misconceptions pertaining to Wudoo

    Wrong understandings Regarding some of the Rulings of Wudu
    Seven different cases pertaining to wudhoo in which some may have a wrong understanding in including wiping over socks with holes, which side to start on, touching something impure and more...

    Wudhoo Lapooks & Notebooking Pages

    Lapbooks are a great way to reinforce and review concepts. Here are some neat examples of Wudhoo lapbooks.


    Wudoo Body Parts Vocabulary Poster - An old poster I made years ago

    Wudhoo Body Parts Vocabulary