The Number 3 in Islam

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Mahmoodiyah



I would like to know the answer of the following questions

1:- Why number three is important in Islam? for example 3 kul,3 time  hand, nose, mouth, face and legs washing in wadu,3 divorce, to paak clothe washing 3 times, throw sand on grave 3 times, Recite Tasbeeh in Ruku and Sajdah minimum 3 times,

2:- Is there any Du’aa to recite between first and second Sajdah?

3:- Is this true that if the person travel between two municipality which are only 12km apart from each other will become Musaafir?

4:- My friend always argue that we mustn’t judge about anybody because Allah knows best then what about John Paul 2 he said I cant say that he going to go in Jahanam.





  1. In Islam, accomplishing certain tasks in odd numbers is significant. Imam Tirmidhi mentions a Hadith in which Nabi (SAW) is reported to have said, “Certainly Allah is odd and loves that which is odd.” In Arabic, the first plural number is number three. If a person counts from number one, the very first number which denotes multitude is number three which is odd. It is for this reason, that in certain aspects of Shari’ah, when a large amount is intended, then it must be done in the least odd number which denotes multitude and that is number three.
  2. Abu Dawood and Ibne Majah mentions the narration of Ibne Abbas in which he says that Nabi (SAW) used to recite the following Du’aa between the first and second Sajdah: Allahummagh fir lee war hamni wahdini wa ‘aafini war zuqni. (Sunan Abi Dawood Page 196, Ibne Majah Page 290.)
  3. The person will not be a Musaafir.
  4. A person who leaves this world with Imaan will ultimately go to paradise; whereas, he who dies whilst ascribing partners with Allah will be doomed to the fire of hell.

And Allah Ta’ala knows best

Nezaam bin Yahya Ali

Attested to as correct by:

Mufti Muhammad Ashraf

Darul Iftaa

Jameah Mahmoodiyah



16 June 2005

09 Jumaadul Oola 1426

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