Perfecting Ablution (Wudu) ~ Hi all readers! In this article, I will explain the law of perfecting ablution (wudu). For example, if there is one point on our feet that is not doused in water when in fact it must be splashed with water when we are doing ablution (wudu), if one point is not splashed with water then our ablution (wudu) is valid or invalid? After we know the point, we have to repeat the ablution (wudu) from the beginning or enough just to wash the point on the foot?
As always, before I answer the two questions above and speak more about perfecting ablution (wudu), I will present one hadith related to our discussion.
Hadith About Perfecting Ablution (Wudu)
The hadith about perfecting ablution (wudu) that I mean is as follows:
عَنْ أَنَسٍ بْنِ مَالِكٍ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ : رَأَى النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ رَجُلًا وَفِيْ قَدَمِهِ مِثْلُ الظَّفْرِ لَمْ يُصِبْهُ الْمَاءَ , فَقَالَ : اِرْجِعْ فَأَحْسِنْ وُضُوْءَكَ . أَخْرَجَهُ أَبُوْ دَاوُدَ وَالنَّسَائِيُّ
From Anas bin Malik radliyallahu anhu, he said, “The Prophet (Muhammad) sallallahu alaihi wa sallam once saw someone on his feet there was something like a nail that was not doused with water. He then said, “Come back and complete your ablution!” The hadith is narrated by Abu Daud and an-Nasa’i.
All readers! If we observe the hadith above, we know that people who do not know their shortcomings in doing something that is mandatory cannot be forgiven. In the above hadith, it is explained, that the Prophet Muhammad had told someone to perfect their ablution because in their legs there was a part that was not watered. If we know such an event, then we must remind the person.
There are a number of things we can conclude from the hadith above. Among others are;
One; We must perfecting wudu by washing all parts of the body that we must wash and wipe all parts of the body that must be rubbed. If there is only one point that is not washed away or broken, then our ablution (wudu) is not valid.