all praise is for Allaah, we praise Him and
seek His aid and ask for His forgiveness,
and we seek refuge with Allaah from the evils
of ourselves and our evil actions. Whomever
Allaah guides there is none who can misguide
him, and whomever Allaah misguides there
is none who can guide him, and I bear witness
that none has the right to be worshipped
except Allaah Alone, having no partner, and
I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave
and His Messenger.
mankind! Be dutiful to your Rabb (Creator,
Master, Owner of All-Things), Who created
you from a single person (Adam), and from
him (Adam) He created his wife (Eve), and
from them both, He
created many men
and women and, and fear Allah through Whom
you demand your mutual (rights). and (do
not cut the relations of) the wombs (kinship).
Surely, Allah is Ever an All-Watcher over
you. [Sooratun-Nisaa': Ayat 1]
O You who Believe!
Fear Allah (by doing all that He has ordered
and by abstaining from all that he has
forbidden) as He should be feared. [Obey
Him, be thankful to Him. and remember Him
always] And do not die except in a state
of Islam (as Muslims) with complete submission
to Allah. [Sooratul-'Imraan
ayah: Ayat 102]
You who Believe! Keep your duty to Allah
and fear Him, and speak (always) the truth.
He will direct you to do righteous good
deeds and will forgive you of your sins.
And whosoever obeys Allah and His Messenger
(saws) he has indeed a great achievement
(i.e. he will be saved from the Hell-Fire
and made to enter Paradise). [Sooratul-Ahzaab:
As for what follows: Verily the most truthful
speech is the Word of Allaah and the best
guidance is the guidance of Muhammad (sallallaahu
'alaihi wa sallam), and the worst of affairs
are the novelties and every novelty is
an innovation and every innovation is a
going astray and every going astray is
in the Fire.
I desired to write this as a completion
for the treatises which are in circulation
amongst the people today - about the different
fields - especially of worship such as
Prayer and Fasting, etc. - which have made
easier that which is difficult as regards
religious rulings and being guided thereby,
as it maybe difficult these days for some
to read, research and extract these rulings
from their places within the source books
- either because of the ignorance of the
Muslims or laziness or other worldly problems.
I sincerely advise all the Muslims to read
and research until they come to know and
understand their true Deen - and I wished
to write this in order to complete the
series of the types of worship, especially
since no one has particularized this topic
in a treatise - except what occurs within
the books of reference as we have explained
- but I have not found this in the form
of a treatise.
My method for this treatise has been not
to quote except what is authentic from
the hadeeth of Rasoolullah (sallallaahu
'alaihi wa sallam) - if Allaah
wishes - ordering it according to the order
of the Wudoo of Rasoolullah (sallallaahu
'alaihi wa sallam), and I have
commented on some of the points about which
there is difference of opinion - stating
that which is correct therefrom in our
view after replying to the other opinions.
I ask Allaah to guide us to that which
is proper - verily He is the One having
authority over that and having the Power
to do so.
in the Arabic Language:
is the action, and wadoo the water used
therefor - and it is also a verbal noun;
or they are two forms of the same word,
both meaning the verbal-noun and maybe
both referring also to the water used.
in the Sharee'ah:
is using clean and cleansing (Tuhoor)
water upon certain body parts as Allaah
ta'ala has prescribed and explained.