Making Wudhu With a Bucket

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Q: Is it allowed to make wudhu with a bucket, thus in the beginning of wudhu you wash the hands without putting the hands in the water in the bucket, and thereafter you take water by putting the hand in the bucket for washing face, mouth, nose,hands and arms, wiping the head, ear, neck, and washing feet. Thus each time one will put the hand in the bucket used water will mingle with the water in the bucket.

Making Wudhu With a Bucket

A: It is permissible. In the time of the Sahaabah radhiyallahu anhum, this practice was common.

عن عبد خير قال أتانا على رضى الله عنه وقد صلى فدعا بطهور فقلنا ما يصنع بالطهور وقد صلى ما يريد إلا أن يعلمنا فأتى بإناء فيه ماء وطست فأفرغ من الإناء على يمينه فغسل يديه ثلاثا ثم تمضمض واستنثر ثلاثا فمضمض ونثر من الكف الذى يأخذ فيه ثم غسل وجهه ثلاثا ثم غسل يده اليمنى ثلاثا وغسل يده الشمال ثلاثا ثم جعل يده فى الإناء فمسح برأسه مرة واحدة ثم غسل رجله اليمنى ثلاثا ورجله الشمال ثلاثا ثم قال من سره أن يعلم وضوء رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم فهو هذا (ابو داود 1/16)

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Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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