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A du’a before wudu

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Is the following du’a to be read before wudu?

اللهم اني اسألك تمام الوضوء وتمام الصلوة وتمام رضوانك وتمام مغفرتك

Translation: O Allah I ask you to bless me with a complete wudu, complete Salah, your complete happiness and forgiveness.

Answer

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) is reported to have said:

O ‘Ali, When you intend to make wudu then say the following du’a, to acquire its extra virtue:

Bismillah, Allahumma inni as aluka tamamal wudu wa tamamas salah wa tamama ridwanika wa tamama maghfiratika

(Musnadul Harith; Refer Bughyatul Bahith, Hadith: 78 and 469)

 

Imam Bayhaqi (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith a fabrication. Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) has declared the above Hadith as extremely weak.

(Dalailun Nubuwwah, vol. 7 pg. 229, Al Matalibul ‘Aliyah, Hadith: 77. Also see Al La-Alil Masnu’ah, vol. 2 pg. 312)

 

Note: Although the Hadith in question cannot be quoted, the meaning of this du’a is correct, and therefore it may be recited at any time without considering it a Sunnah and without anticipating the virtue mentioned therein.

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

This answer was collected from HadithAnswers.com. The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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