Are You Making the Most of Your Wuḍūʼ? (Podcast Transcript) – By Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

The following is a transcription of “Are You Making the Most of Your Wuḍūʼ?” podcast.   People ask: “What are the spiritual meanings of our ritual ablution?” – the wuḍūʼ.  Very often people forget that the ritual ablution – wuḍūʼ – is an act of worship. Very often our wuḍūʼ turns into a routine: “I […]

Does the Collection of Fluid Under One’s Skin Invalidate One’s Ablution?

Shaykh Abdurrahim Reasat answers a question related to the discharge of fluid under one’s skin and its effect on ablution, according to the Hanafi school of thought. In addition, he clarifies what is meant by an external agent.   Question: Assalamu alaikum, I am slightly confused regarding what is meant by an external agent in […]

Does Touching One’s Spouse Break Wudu? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalam’aleykum, 1) Is it true thet my wudu is broken if Itouche my wife? Is her Wudu broken too? 2) Is there specific guidelines in kissing one’s wife? Answer: Walaikum assalam, In the Shafi’i school, touching your spouse, and vice-versa, breaks one’s ablution. However, this most certainly does not […]

Can I Perform the Ablution (Wudu) or the Ritual Bath (Ghusl) With Water Mixed With Soap?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam ‘aleykum, Can I perform the ablution or the ritual bath (Ghusl) with water mixed with soap? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that this message finds you well, insha’Allah. You can only perform the ablution (wudu) or the ritual bath (ghusl) with water. Allah […]

Are You Making The Most of Your Wudu?

What are the inner dimensions of the wudu (ritual ablution)? Shaykh Faraz Rabbani offers a brief explanation that will ensure you never see this act of worship in the same way again. Listen to Shaykh Faraz’s answer below and read more on wudu on the SeekersHub Answers service.  

How Can I Pray When Unable to Stop the Bleeding of My Finger?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamu aleykum, I was washing and accidentally cut my finger and got a rift. It was bleeding and I tried to wash it and stop the bleeding with a tissue. It got stopped a little but when I tried to wash the blood from the cut and the area […]

How Many Prayers Can I Pray with One Single Ablution (Wudu)?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Salam Alaikum. How many prayers can I pray with one single ablution (wudu)? If I have performed wudu for dhuhr and I haven’t passed gas or urinated or anything of that sort, do I have to make wudu for asr or later on for maghrib? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam […]

How to Wash Filth From the Private Parts [Istinja]?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Untill now I had always thought passing wind invalidates wudu so wudu aswell as istinja must be performed but have recently read that only wudu needs to be done. How does breaking wind make you impure and how does wudu make you pure if you have not washed the […]

How Can I Avoid Taking 20 Minutes to Make Wudu?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: It takes me about 15-20 minutes to do wudu. This is a problem because it affects me praying on time and it is a problem when traveling. Could you please advise me on how I could change this habit and do wudu with ease and a lot quicker. Some […]

It is Permissible to Perform Ghusl (Ritual Bath) Out of Order?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As-Salamu Alaykum, would it be permissible to perform wudu (in the sink) then perform istinja and the rest of the ghusl in the shower – if impurities (minor) exit after performing or during wudu and the person is going to prayer later, can they continue and perform wudu before […]