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Amount of Water used for Wudhu

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The Prophetic Mudd




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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