Hi all readers! Are you looking for an explanation of “how many times do you wash your hair in wudu?”? 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 three important things about “how many times do you wash your hair in wudu?” which I will explain in this article. The three important things I mean are as follows:
- Do You Have to Wash Your Hair in Wudu?
- How Many Times Do You Wash Your Hair in Wudu?
- How Can I Make Wudu with Long Hair?
Do You Have to Wash Your Hair in Wudu?
The first important thing about “how many times do you wash your hair in wudu?” what I will explain now is “do you have to wash your hair in wudu?”. I want you to understand that first before you read any further explanations in this article because that is the basic question in this discussion that should be well understood.
Before I give you the answer to that question (do you have to wash your hair in wudu?), I will quote the Quranic verses and hadiths that are specifically related to this discussion. Pay attention to the explanation below:
يٰٓاَيُّهَا الَّذِيْنَ اٰمَنُوْٓا اِذَا قُمْتُمْ اِلَى الصَّلٰوةِ فَاغْسِلُوْا وُجُوْهَكُمْ وَاَيْدِيَكُمْ اِلَى الْمَرَافِقِ وَامْسَحُوْا بِرُءُوْسِكُمْ وَاَرْجُلَكُمْ اِلَى الْكَعْبَيْنِۗ وَاِنْ كُنْتُمْ جُنُبًا فَاطَّهَّرُوْاۗ وَاِنْ كُنْتُمْ مَّرْضٰٓى اَوْ عَلٰى سَفَرٍ اَوْ جَاۤءَ اَحَدٌ مِّنْكُمْ مِّنَ الْغَاۤىِٕطِ اَوْ لٰمَسْتُمُ النِّسَاۤءَ فَلَمْ تَجِدُوْا مَاۤءً فَتَيَمَّمُوْا صَعِيْدًا طَيِّبًا فَامْسَحُوْا بِوُجُوْهِكُمْ وَاَيْدِيْكُمْ مِّنْهُ ۗمَا يُرِيْدُ اللّٰهُ لِيَجْعَلَ عَلَيْكُمْ مِّنْ حَرَجٍ وَّلٰكِنْ يُّرِيْدُ لِيُطَهِّرَكُمْ وَلِيُتِمَّ نِعْمَتَهٗ عَلَيْكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَشْكُرُوْنَ
O you who have believed, when you rise to [perform] prayer, wash your faces and your forearms to the elbows and wipe over your heads and wash your feet to the ankles. And if you are in a state of janabah, then purify yourselves. But if you are ill or on a journey or one of you comes from the place of relieving himself or you have contacted women and do not find water, then seek clean earth and wipe over your faces and hands with it. Allah does not intend to make difficulty for you, but He intends to purify you and complete His favor upon you that you may be grateful. (Al-Maidah : 6).
عَنْ عَبْدِ اللهِ بْنِ عَمْرُو رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُمَا فِيْ صِفَةِ الْوُضُوْءِ قَالَ : ثُمَّ مَسَحَ بِرَأْسِهِ وَأَدْخَلَ إِصْبِعَيْهِ السَّبَاحَتَيْنِ فِيْ أُذُنَيْهِ ، وَمَسَحَ بِأَبْهَامِهِ ظَاهِرَ أُذُنَيْهِ . أَخْرَجَهُ أَبُوْ دَاوُدَ وَالنَّسَائِيُّ
From Abdullah bin Amru radliyallahu ahuma about the nature of wudu. He said, “Then he (the Prophet Muhammad) rubbed his head and put two index fingers into two ears and he rubbed the outside of his ears with two thumbs up.” The hadith is narrated by Abu Daud and an-Nasa’i.
All readers! If we understand the verses of the Quran and the hadith above, we can conclude that washing hair in wudu is obligatory. So, you have to wash your hair in wudu. That’s the answer.
That’s a brief explanation of “do you have to wash your hair in wudu?”. As Muslims, we must understand that.
How Many Times Do You Wash Your Hair in Wudu?
The second important thing about “how many times do you wash your hair in wudu?” what I will explain now is a specific explanation. So, I really hope you read the explanation below very well.
Before I give you an answer to this question, I will quote two hadiths that are specifically related to this discussion. The two hadiths I am referring to are as follows:
عَنْ عَلِيٍّ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ فِيْ صِفَةِ وُضُوْءِ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ : وَمَسَحَ بِرَأْسِهِ وَاحِدَةً . أَخْرَجَهُ أَبُوْ دَاوُدَ
From Ali radliyallahu anhu about the nature of wudu of the Prophet (Muhammad) sallallahu alaihi wa sallam. He said, “He (Prophet Muhammad) wiped his head once.” The hadith was narrated by Abu Daud.
عَنْ حَمْرَانَ : أَنَّ عُثْمَانَ دَعَا بِوُضُوْءٍ فَغَسَلَ كَفَّيْهِ ثَلَاثَ مَرَّاتٍ ثُمَّ تَمَضْمَضَ وَاسْتَنْشَقَ وَاسْتَنْثَرَ ثُمَّ غَسَلَ وَجْهَهُ ثَلَاثَ مَرَّاتٍ ثُمَّ غَسَلَ يَدَهُ الْيُمْنَى إِلَى الْمِرْفَقِ ثَلَاثَ مَرَّاتٍ ثُمَّ الْيُسْرَى مِثْلَ ذَلِكَ ، ثُمَّ مَسَحَ بِرَأْسِهِ ، ثُمَّ غَسَلَ رِجْلَهُ الْيُمْنَى إِلَى الْكَعْبَيْنِ ثَلَاثَ مَرَّاتٍ ، ثُمَّ الْيُسْرَى مِثْلَ ذَلِكَ ، ثُمَّ قَالَ : رَأَيْتُ رَسُوْلَ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ تَوَضَّأَ نَحْوَ وُضُوْئِيْ هَذَا . مُتَّفَقٌ عَلَيْهِ
From Hamran, Uthman did wudu. He washed his palms three times. Then he rinsed, put a little water into his nose and removed the water from his nose. Then he washed his face three times. Then he washed his right hand to the elbow three times. Then his left hand is like that (like his right hand). Then he rubbed his head. Then he washed his right foot until his ankles three times. Then his left leg like that. then he said, “I have seen the Messenger of Allah (Prophet Muhammad) sallallahu alaihi wa sallam do wudu like this wudu.”” The hadith is narrated by al-Bukhari and Muslim.
All readers! If we understand the above hadith, we can conclude that the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam sometimes washed his hair once and sometimes three times in wudu. That is why there is a difference of opinion among Islamic jurists about how many times we should wash our hair in wudu.
Now, if you ask me, “how many times do you wash your hair in wudu?”, the answer is “we can wash our hair once or three times in wudu.”
That’s a brief explanation of “how many times do you wash your hair in wudu?”. As Muslims, we must understand that.