Hi all readers! Are you looking for an explanation of “how long does wudu last?”? If your answer is “Yes”, congratulations! Now you are reading the right article. Why? Because that is what I will explain in this article. As Muslims, we must understand that. That’s why I wrote this article. So, you should read it to the end!
Specifically, there are two important things about “how long does wudu last?” which I will explain in this article. Two important things I mean are as follows:
Why Is Wudu Important for Muslims?
The first important thing about “how long does wudu last?” what I will explain now is “why is wudu important for Muslims?”. I want you to understand that so you understand the urgency of this discussion.
In general, if we read some Islamic legal literature on wudu, we will find two main reasons why wudu is important for Muslims:
One: wudu is one of privileges of Muslims. The point is that wudu will have a positive effect on them, such as peace of mind and so on. In addition, wudu is one of their privileges on the Day of Judgment.
On the Day of Judgment, Muslims will be resurrected with a radiant state. The light radiates from their bodies which they wash and wipe when they perform wudu. We can find this explanation in the hadith below:
عَنْ أَبِيْ هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ : سَمِعْتُ رَسُوْلَ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَقُوْلُ : إِنَّ أُمَّتِيْ يَأْتُوْنَ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ غُرَّا مُحَجَّلِيْنَ مِنْ أَثَرِ الْوُضُوْءِ ، فَمَنْ اِسْتَطَاعَ مِنْكُمْ أَنْ يُطِيْلَ غُرَّتَهُ فَلْيَفْعَلْ . مُتَّفَقٌ عَلَيْهِ
From Abu Hurairah radiyallahu anhu, he said, “I have heard the Messenger of Allah (Prophet Muhammad) sallallahu alayhi wa sallam say, “Verily my Ummah on the Day of Judgment will come with white light on all members of wudu (the limbs that are washed and rubbed in wudu) from the former wudu. Whoever of you is able to extend his white light, let him do that.” This hadith was narrated by al-Bukhari and Muslim.
Two: Wudu is one of the most important ways to remove minor hadas. The second way is tayammum. Minor hadas is one of the things that breaks wudu. If a muslim have minor hadas, he is not allowed to perform some acts of worship that require them to be pure or have wudu, especially prayer. We can find this explanation in the hadith below:
عَنْ أَبِيْ هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ أَنَّ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ : لَا يَقْبَلُ اللهُ صَلَاةَ أَحَدِكُمْ إِذَا أَحْدَثَ حَتَّى يَتَوَضَّأَ . مُتَّفَقٌ عَلَيْهِ
From Abu Hurairah radiyallahu anhu, that the Messenger of Allah (Prophet Muhammad) sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, “Allah does not accept someone’s prayer from you if he has hadas (small hadas) until he performs wudu.” This hadith was narrated by al-Bukhari and Muslim.
That is a brief explanation of “why is wudu important for Muslims?”. As Muslims, we must understand that.
How Long Does Wudu Last?
The second important point about “how long does wudu last?” what I’m going to explain now is a specific answer. I want you to understand that because that is the main discussion in this article.
If we read some Islamic legal literature on wudu, we will find an explanation that wudu will last if it is not broken. That’s why Muslims must understand the things that break wudu so that they understand whether their wudu is still going on or not.
In the discussion below I will explain some of the things that break wudu. You must understand the discussion below very well.