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Lavatory & Wudu


Lavatory & Wudu



Before Entering the Lavatory



بِسْمِ اللّٰهِ ، اَللّٰهُمَّ إِنِّيْ أَعُوْذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْخُبُثِ وَالْخَبَائِثِ


Bismi-llāh, allāhumma innī aʿūdhu bika mina-l-khubuthi wa-l-khabā’ith

In the Name of Allah. O Allah, I seek Your protection from the male and female devils.

Alī b. Abī Tālib (raiy Allāhu ‘anhu) narrated that the Messenger of Allah said: “The screen between the jinn and the nakedness of the children of Ādam when they enter the lavatory is to say: ‘In the Name of Allah.’” (Tirmidhī 606)

Anas b. Mālik (raiy Allāhu ‘anhu) narrated that whenever the Prophet went to answer the call of nature, he used to say: “O Allah, I seek Your protection from the male and female devils.” (Bukhārī 142, Muslim 375)



After Coming Out of the Lavatory






I seek Your forgiveness.

ʿĀishah (raḍiy Allāhu ‘anhā) narrates that when the Prophet came out of the lavatory, he used to say: [the above]” (Abū Dāwūd 30)



Before Wudu



بِسْمِ اللّٰهِ



In the Name of Allah.

The Messenger of Allah said: “There is no alāh for a person who does not perform wudhū, and there is no wudhū for a person who does not mention the name of Allah (in the beginning).” (Abū Dāwūd 101, Ibn Mājah 399)



When Passing Fingers Through the Beard



هَـٰكَذَا أَمَرَنِيْ رَبِّيْ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ


Hākadhā amaranī Rabbī ‘azza wa jal

This is what I have been ordered to do by my Lord.

Anas b. Mālik (raiy Allāhu ‘anhu) narrated: “Whenever the Messenger of Allah performed ablution, he took a handful of water, and, putting it under his chin, made it go through his beard, saying: [the above].” (Abū Dāwūd 145, Bayhaqī 250)



After Completing Wuu #1



أَشْهَدُ أَنْ لَّا إِلٰهَ إِلَّا اللّٰهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيْكَ لَهُ ، وَأَشْهَدُ أَنَّ مُحَمَّدًا عَبْدُهُ ورَسُوْلُهُ ، اَللّٰهُمَّ اجْعَلْنِيْ مِنَ التَّوَّابِيْنَ ، وَاجْعَلْنِيْ مِنَ المُتَطَهِّرِيْنَ


Ash-hadu al-lā ilāha illā-llāhu wadahū lā sharīka lah, wa ash-hadu anna Muammadan ʿabduhu wa rasūluh. Allāhumma-j-ʿalnī mina-t-tawwābīn, wa-j-ʿalnī mina-l-mutaahhirīn.

I bear witness that there is no god but Allah. He is Alone and He has no partner whatsoever. And I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and His Messenger. O Allah, make me amongst the repentant, and make me amongst those who purify themselves

The Messenger of Allah said: “Whoever perfects his wudhū and then says [the above], the eight gates of Paradise will be opened for him. He may enter through whichever one he wishes.” (Tirmidhī 55)



After Completing Wuu #2



سُبْحَانَكَ اللّٰهُمَّ وَبِحَمْدِكَ ، أَشْهَدُ أَنْ لَّا إِلٰهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ ، أَسْتَغْفِرُكَ وأَتُوْبُ إِلَيْكَ


Subanaka-llāhumma wa bi amdik, ash-hadu al-lā ilāha illā Ant, astaghfiruka wa atūbu ilayk.

You are free from imperfection, O Allah, and all praise is to You. I bear witness that there is no god but You. I seek Your forgiveness and turn to You in repentance.

The Messenger of Allah  said: “Whosoever does wudhū and says [the above], it will be recorded in a parchment and then sealed with a seal which will not be broken till the Day of Judgement.” (Nasā’ī in ʿAmal al-Yawm wa-l-Laylah 81, al-abarānī in al-Duʿā’ 389)


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