Is the following du’a to be read before wudu?
اللهم اني اسألك تمام الوضوء وتمام الصلوة وتمام رضوانك وتمام مغفرتك
Translation: O Allah I ask you to bless me with a complete wudu, complete Salah, your complete happiness and forgiveness.
Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) is reported to have said:
O ‘Ali, When you intend to make wudu then say the following du’a, to acquire its extra virtue:
Bismillah, Allahumma inni as aluka tamamal wudu wa tamamas salah wa tamama ridwanika wa tamama maghfiratika
(Musnadul Harith; Refer Bughyatul Bahith, Hadith: 78 and 469)
Imam Bayhaqi (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith a fabrication. Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) has declared the above Hadith as extremely weak.
(Dalailun Nubuwwah, vol. 7 pg. 229, Al Matalibul ‘Aliyah, Hadith: 77. Also see Al La-Alil Masnu’ah, vol. 2 pg. 312)
Note: Although the Hadith in question cannot be quoted, the meaning of this du’a is correct, and therefore it may be recited at any time without considering it a Sunnah and without anticipating the virtue mentioned therein.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar