Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam
Question:As salamu alaykum,
Can the bath itself be used for the propose of ablution or one should make all the ritual actions of wudu during the bath?
Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,
I pray that this message finds you well, insha’Allah.
If water flows over the limbs of wudu, you are considered to have fulfilled the obligation as an intention is not required. However, the sunna of bathing for a complete ritual purification, a Friday, or other special occasions, would include performing the ablution before the bathing itself.
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Checked & Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani