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Continuous reward for wudu

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After making wudu if you pray Bismillahi Walhamdu Lillah the guarding angels (who record your deeds) will go on writing pious deeds to your credit.

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Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu’anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said:

O Abu Hurayrah! When you (intend to) make wudu, then say Bismillahi wal hamdulillah, for the guarding angels will continue writing rewards until you break that wudu.

(Al-Mu’jamus Saghir, vol.1 pg.73)

‘Allamah Haithami (rahimahullah) has classified the chain as sound (hasan)

(Majma’uz Zawaid, vol.1 pg.220- Chapter of saying bismillah at the time of wudu. Also see: Ihkamul Qantarah of Shaykh ‘Abdul Hayy Lakhnawi, pg.35 and Shaykh ‘Abdul Fattah Abu Ghuddah’s footnotes on al-Masnu’, pg.211.- rahimallahul jami’)

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

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