Making one wudhu after another wudhu

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Q: I read in a Hadith that the wudhu performed after another wudhu earns one immense reward. Is it permissible after one wudhu to make another
wudhu based on this Hadith?


A: Performing one wudhu after another wudhu is an act of virtue and earns one immense reward, provided such an act of worship is performed between both wudhus which is only correct and valid with wudhu. E.g. A person reads namaaz between both wudhus, then the new wudhu will earn him reward. Otherwise it will be a mere wastage of water.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

إن الوضوء عبادة غير مقصودة لذاتها فإذا لم يؤد به عمل مما هو المقصود من شرعيته كالصلاة وسجدة التلاوة ومس المصحف ينبغي أن لا يشرع تكراره قربة؛ لكونه غير مقصود لذاته فيكون إسرافا محضا (رد المحتار 1/119)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Motala

Checked & Approved:

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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