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Amount of Water used for Wudhu


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One should not use an excessive quantity of water. The Prophet saw.gif used no more than a small bowlful of water for Wudhu. In the hadith this has been narrated as one Mudd equal to nearly 775ml/655g.

Once Rasulullah saw.gif passed by one sahabi who was using excessive water during wudhu so he said, “O sa’d! Do not exceed the limit!” he asked, “Are there any limits in wudhu which are exceeded? He replied, “Yes, even if you are on a flowing river.” (Tafseer Raheemi)


From Ashrafiya

Sayyidi wa sanadi Mufti Mohammad Taqi Usmani (Allah preserve him) said,

‘We must be careful while performinf wudhu.
Wasting large amounts of water is sinful.
Our master Prophet (Allah bless him and grant him peace) said in regards to wudhu,
‘Don’t waste water even if you are performing it at a riverbank.’

The Sunna amount of water to use in wudhu is approximately 775 ml. (That is less than a liter.)’
Waaz, May 2014

(Mudd:The picture above shows a container of this capacity)

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Amount of water used by Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) for wudhu and ghusl

Q: How many litres of water would Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) use for wudhu and for ghusl?

A: Hazrat ‘Aaishah (radhiyallahu anha) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) used one mudd of water for wudhu and one saa’ for ghusl. One mudd amounts to approximately 1.03 litres and one saa’ is approximately 4.1 litres.

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

عن أنس رضي الله عنه قال: كان النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم يغسل، أو كان يغتسل، بالصاع إلى خمسة أمداد، ويتوضأ بالمد (صحيح البخاري، الرقم: 201)

عن عائشة رضي الله عنهاأن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم كان يغتسل بالصاع ويتوضأ بالمد (سنن أبي داود، الرقم: 92)

فتاوى محموديه 8/122

أحسن الفتاوى 4/386

تأليفات رشيديه صـ 245 

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)


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