Is fresh wudhu mandatory if it is not broken?

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Is there any compulsion to do wudhu if we have already wudhu. For example, for the salah of Asr I do wudhu then for the Maghrib salah I have to do again? It is compulsory if my wudhu is not broken.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 1175/1162/N=11/1437)

If someone already has wudhu then it is not necessary for him to make fresh wudhu for salah, he may offer his salah with his previous wudhu. However, if he makes fresh wudhu for salah then it is mustahab as usually the Holy Prophet Muhammad, may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, used to make new wudhu for each salah, but he offered all the salahs with single wudhu on the day when Makkah was conquered.


عن بريدة رضي الله أن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم كان يتوضأ لكل صلاة فلما كان الفتح صلى الصلوات بوضوء واحد (شرح معانى الآثار ، باب الوضوء هل يجب لكل صلاة أم لا؟ 1: 34) و – الوضوء مندوب – لكل صلاة لو متوضئاً الخ . (رد المحتار أو كتاب الطهارة ، 1: 197 ، ط: مكتبة زكريا ديوبند).

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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