Fatwa ID: 05169
Answered by: Alimah Mahdiyah Siddique
What is the method of ghusl and wudu in Hanafi madhab? I just want to be sure that whether I am performing ghusl and wudu correctly.
In the name of Allah; the most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
In response to your question;
The method of performing wudhu in accordance to the Hanafi fiqh would be taken to be as that which is mentioned in the following Quranic verse;
‘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.’ (Surah Al-Maidah: Verse 6)
The face is to be washed, from the hairline to the lower jaw and from one earlobe to another. Also, one-fourth of the head must be wiped for the fardh amount of masah (wiping over the head) to be fulfilled. (Al-Hidāyah, p.22-23, Al-Bushra Publishers. Karachi, Pakistan)
Lastly, it is of the recommended acts of wudhu that one begins by washing their hands, and the same stands for the repetition of washing the parts thrice. (Al-Hidāyah, p.24, Al-Bushra Publishers. Karachi, Pakistan)
Furthermore, the method of performing ghusl in accordance to the Hanafi fiqh; consists of maḍmaḍah (gargling) and istinshāq (drawing water into the nostrils), along with the washing of the entire body. (Al-Hidāyah, p.43, Al-Bushra Publishers. Karachi, Pakistan)
Only Allah Knows Best
Written by Alimah Mahdiyah Siddique
Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
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