Leaving for the masjid in the state of wudu

There are several incentives for one who does wudu at his residence before leaving for the masjid.

 

Hereunder are two of those benefits:

 

1. Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said:

When one performs wudu at home and leaves for the masjid solely to offer salah [in congregation], for every step taken towards the masjid [in this state of wudu] one sin is forgiven, one reward accrued and one stage is elevated in the Hereafter.

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 647 and Sahih Muslim 1504)

 

2. Sayyiduna Abu Umamah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said:

One who performs wudu at home then proceeds to the masjid for fard salah secures the reward of a Haji in the state of ihram.

(Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 559)

 

Doing wudu at home before proceeding to the masjid is a recommended practice. Besides the above, it holds other spiritual benefits as well.

Let’s try and inculcate this noble practice in our daily routine.

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