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Hadith Guidance – Wuhu, Droplets and Forgiveness

Wudu, Droplets and Forgiveness – Reflection upon Hadith

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In this article, Ustadh reflects upon the numerous hadith that relate that wudhu constitutes the forgiveness of sin.
Ustadh mentions on Facebook, “If you make wudu with this Prophetic Objective you will definitely feel the difference in your wudu. It will be comes a means of worship itself as oppose to simply preparing for prayer.”
Two of the hadith mentioned, to reflect upon.
[1] Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger of Allah ﷺ said:
When a believer performs ablution and washes his face, all of the sins in which he looked at with his eyes, are extracted with the droplets of water (or with the last droplet of water). When he washes his hands, all of the sinds in which he touched, are extracted with the droplets of water (or the last droplets of water). When he washes his feet, all of the sins in which he walked towards, are extracted with the droplets of water (or with the last droplets of water). This [occurs] until he becomes free of [minor] sins. (Muslim 244)
[2] Uthman ibn Affān (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger of Allah ﷺ said:
Whoever performs wudu punctiliously, his [minor] sins are removed from his body…” (Muslim 245)
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Ustadh Abdus Shakur Brooks considers seeking knowledge his primary passion and God-given direction. For this reason he studies, writes, and teaches as his primary path of focus and worship.
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Illuminating The Heart with Prayer – Ustadh Abdus Shakur Brooks

The pious Maliki scholar Abdur Rahman al-Akhdari who died in the 10 century A.H mentioned in his famous work known as al-Akhdari :

Prayer beholds an illuminating divine light which illuminates the hearts of those who perform prayer and none obtain it except those who humble themselves in fear before Allah (during prayer). If you therefore, come to perform prayer, empty your heart form all worldly matters and engage yourself in seeking awareness of your Lord for Whose Countenance you pray.

Keep in mind that Prayer in fact is a act of awe and humility before Allah, The Exalted by standing, bowing, prostrating. Likewise, unequalled respect and esteem for Him is shown by means of takbir, glorification (tasbih) and remembrance and adoration (thikr). Thus, guard your prayer for it is the greatest form of worship.

Do not allow Shaytan to play with your heart and distract you from your prayer thereby obliterating your heart and depriving you from tasting the divine light that prayer provides. Be forever mindful; humbling yourself in prayer because it protects from all shameful and blameworthy deeds. Seek help through Allah for He is the best to seek help from.

Abdus Shakur Brooks