Wudhu (ablution) is both a traditional ritual and a practical means by which Muslims may seek to maintain good physical and spiritual hygiene. Traditionally, Wudhu refers to the mental and physical preparation of Muslims for the Salat (prayer), one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The Salat (prayer) is not accepted without the wudhu, therefore it is a must for all muslims to learn important and obligatory part of our faith.
“O you who believe! when you prepare for prayer, wash your faces, and your hands (and arms) to the elbows, rub your heads (with water) and (wash) your feet to the ankles..”
**Is wudoo for you just a quick wash before prayer? Then it’s time to learn about the amazing benefits of this productivity booster in this life and the next. Let’s find out how you can perform your next wudhu with a deep love insha’Allah!**
Sins weigh you down. They make your heart feel heavy and press your spiritual productivity. Doing Wudhu is an ultimate way for forgiveness so your spiritual productivity increases again!
The Prophet (ﷺ);
“When a Muslim servant or a believer washes his face (in the course of Wudhu) every sin he has committed with his eyes is washed away from his face along with the water, or with the last drop of water; when he washes his hands, every sin they wrought is erased from his hands with the water, or with the last drop of water; and when he washes his feet, every sin towards which his feet walked is washed away with water, or with the last drop of water, with the result that he comes out cleansed of all sins.”
**Pay attention to every single step of your Wudhu and do not rush or neglect any body part by reminding yourself of this immense reward!**
FOR ANGER MANAGEMENT:
Anger is one of the true productivity-killers, how many decisions you made in a moment of anger were good for you? Saying things in anger is one of the reasons many friendships and even marriages get damaged, there was a reason the Sahaaba would fear their own tongues. Doing Wudhu is a very underestimated weapon from the Sunnah.
The Prophet (ﷺ) said:
“Anger comes from the shaytan, the shaytan was created of fire, and fire is extinguished only with water; so when one of you becomes angry, he should perform ablution.”
[Sunan Abu Dawood]
**We all know we should, but who of us really makes Wudhu when we are angry? At least try it once next time and see the difference!**
TO HAVE A BLESSED SLEEP:
Imagine an angel staying very close to you all night long and not only that, imagine that angel begging Allah ‘azza wa jall to forgive you! ✨ This is what happens when you make Wudhu before you go to sleep, what a blessing..! Subhanallah!!!
Ibn Umar (رضي الله عنه) narrated The Prophet (ﷺ) said,
“Purify these (your) bodies, may Allah purify you, for there is no servant who spends the night in a state of purification except an angel spends the night with him, in the garment which is closest to his body [and] he does not turn over at any time during the night except that the angel says, ‘O Allaah! Forgive Your servant for he went to sleep in a state of purification.’”
[At-Tabarani-hasan, Al-Mu’jamul Kabeer #13620]
Ibn Umar (رضي الله عنه ) said Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said:
“Whoever spends the night in a state of purity an Angel stays the night with him in his closest garment. When he wakes up the Angel says: ‘Oh Allah forgive your slave so and so because he slept last night in a state of purity.’”
[Ibn Hibban- Sahih, #1051]
**Next time when you feel tired or sleepy, push yourself by thinking about these Ahadith!**