The reward for fulfilling the obligatory acts of wudu

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Your website mentions the high reward for performing wudu correctly, a person’s minor sins will be forgiven.

If a person sometimes didn’t perform his wudu with the all the Sunnah actions, can it be hoped that much of his previous minor sins will still be forgiven?



‘Allamah Sindhi (rahimahullah) writes: “The apparent meaning of this Hadith is carrying out all the obligatory [wajib] acts of wudu. Thus sufficing on the obligatory acts would be sufficient [to attain the reward mentioned in the Hadith in question]. However, it is possible that the Hadith includes the obligatory acts as well as the optional acts, therefore a person should do both to ensure that he attains this reward.”

(Hashiyatus Sindhi ‘ala Sunan Ibn Majah, vol. 1 pg. 424. Also see: Faydul Qadir, Hadith: 8606 and At Taysir, vol. 2 pg. 411)


See the full Hadith and authenticity here.


Note: There are many Hadiths which speak about the reward of making wudu thoroughly. Therefore to secure the maximum rewards, a person should ensure that he fulfils the Sunnah acts of wudu as well.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad 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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