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Supplication Without Ablution

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Mathabah.org

Answered by Shaykh Yūsuf Badāt

Question:

My question is, would my du’a’ (supplication) after khatmul-Qur’ān (Qur’anic completion) still be accepted if my wuḍū (ablution) was not valid?

I have completed the Qur’ān at least 3 times after which I made a special du’ā’ (after each completion), hoping for it to be accepted. However, recently, I have realized that all this time my istibrā (cleaning after washroom) method had been ineffective and urine drops continued to fall even after ablution.

Answer:

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allāh, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

Jazāk Allāh Khayr/ Thank you for contacting Mathābah.

Your du’ā after the completion of the Qur’ān is In-shā Allāh accepted. Ablution (wuḍū) is not a condition or requirement for its validity.

“And your Lord says, “Call upon Me; I will respond to you.” – (Qur’ān 40:60)[1]

Only Allāh knows best.


[1] وَقَالَ رَبُّكُمُ ادْعُونِي أَسْتَجِبْ لَكُمْ – غافر ٦٠

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