Taharah

Do not waste water, even at the riverbank

Question

Is this Hadith authentic?

The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) passed by Sa’d (radiyallahu ‘anhu) when he was performing ablution, and he said: ‘What is this extravagance?’ He said: ‘Can there be any extravagance in ablution?’ Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: ‘Yes, even if you are on the bank of a flowing river.'”

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The wudu of one who is in the state of wudu

Question

Kindly explain the meaning of wudu in the following Hadith?

Sayyiduna Nazzal ibn Sabrah (rahimahullah) says that he was with Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) after performing Zuhr Salah whilst he sat with some people in the courtyard of the masjid. Water was then brought. He did masah of the face and the hands and then did masah of the head and feet and then stood up and drank the rest of the water. He said this is what the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) did and that this is the wudu of a person who already has wudu.

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The virtue of taking a bath on Friday

Question

Is this Hadith reliable?

Sayyiduna Abu Umamah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Taking bath on Friday takes out sins from the hair roots [i.e. removes minor sins completely].”

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A narration in Tirmidhi

Question

I believe Imam Tirmidhi in his terminology refers to a Hadith being Da’if using the terminology Gharib. I was wondering if the following Hadith is weak?

حَدَّثَنَا عَلِيُّ بْنُ حُجْرٍ أَخْبَرَنَا ابْنُ الْمُبَارَكِ عَنْ مَعْمَرٍ عَنْ أَشْعَثَ عَنِ الْحَسَنِ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ مُغَفَّلٍ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ نَهَى أَنْ يَبُولَ الرَّجُلُ فِي مُسْتَحَمِّهِ وَقَالَ إِنَّ عَامَّةَ الْوَسْوَاسِ مِنْهُ

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The emphasised bath on Fridays

Question

Is there any Hadith like this: Rasulullah (sallalahu’alayhi waslalam) said, “Gusul (taking bath) on Friday is compulsory upon every Muslim reaching the age of puberty.” Kindly state the Sanad or authenticity of it.

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Will only the clean enter Jannah?

Question

Is the following Hadith authentic?

إن الإسلام نظيف فتنظفوا فإنه لا يدخل الجنة إلا نظيف

Translation

Islam is indeed clean/pure, so cleanse yourself for only the clean will enter Jannah

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