Fatwa ID: 05217
Answered by: Mufti Muhammad Adnan
I wanted to confirm is it wajib to clean every limb thrice when performing wudhu? My understanding was, it’s mustahab, but I came across an article that in the books of fiqh mustahab means “wajib”. Therefore it is sinful to omit these without a valid reason.
In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
It is obligatory(fardh) to wash each limb once and a Prophetic tradition (Sunnah) to wash each limb thrice. (Bahishti Zewar)
Only Allah Knows Best
Written by Mufti Muhammad Adnan
Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham