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Is It Wajib To Wash Each Limb of Wudhu Three Times

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Answered by: Mufti Muhammad Adnan


I wanted to confirm is it wajib to clean every limb thrice when performing wudhu? My understanding was, it’s mustahab, but I came across an article that in the books of fiqh mustahab means “wajib”. Therefore it is sinful to omit these without a valid reason.

In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.


It is obligatory(fardh) to wash each limb once and a Prophetic tradition (Sunnah) to wash each limb thrice. (Bahishti Zewar)

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Written by Mufti Muhammad Adnan

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

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