Reward for performing wudu when one is already in the state of purity

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There is a Hadith which states, ‘Whoever makes wudu when he is in the state of purity [i.e he has not broken the previous wudu], ten good deeds will be recorded for him.’

Is it authentic?



This Hadith is recorded in Sunan Tirmidhi, Sunan Abi Dawud and Sunan Ibn Majah.

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 61, Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 63, Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 512)


Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith weak. The Hadith is suitable to quote as is the case with Hadiths of this nature.

(Also see: Footnotes of Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah on Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 53)

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 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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