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Re: wudhu
By:Jawaid Ahmed
Date: Wednesday, 17 February 2010, 8:49 am
In Response To: Re: wudhu (Dr Shabbir)


Prepare to do Wudu, ablution, of your minds, for this very “simple” act has been ritualised and interpolated into by our ancestors. Florence Nightingale (born 12th May, 1820, died 13th August, 1910) highlighted the case for proper hygiene during her lifetime and today any sensible person knows that diseases are spread by poor cleaning habits. The Quran stated 1400 years ago that when going about your business and when attending congregational activities at the mosque then clean yourselves. This will limit the spread of disease and this was why Muslim cities throughout the world were full of bathhouses where regular bathing could be undertaken. The benefits of cleanliness are not hard to understand but we Muslims have allowed the Quran to be added to for no good reason other than for mischief making.

Surah 5 verse 7
“Wash your face, and your hands up to the elbow, and lightly rub your heads and feet up to the ankles”

How many of you wash according to the Quran? Be honest! If you can find one verse in the Quran that states that you have to put water in your mouth or up your nostrils and then blow it out will you please let me know.

Surah 6 verses 148-150
6:148. Those who give partners (to Allah) will say: "If Allah had wished, we should not have given partners to Him nor would our fathers; nor should we have had any taboos." So did their ancestors argue falsely, until they tasted of Our wrath. Say: "Have you any (certain) knowledge? If so, produce it before us. You follow nothing but conjecture: you do nothing but lie."
6:149. Say: "With Allah is the argument that reaches home: if it had been His will, He could indeed have guided you all."
6:150. Say: "Bring forward your witnesses to prove that Allah did forbid so and so." If they bring such witnesses, be not you amongst them: Nor follow you the vain desires of such as treat our revelation as falsehoods, and such as believe not in the Hereafter: for they hold others as equal with their Guardian-Lord.

Allah has given us the rules and regulations that He has deemed necessary for us but it seems that man is not satisfied with this. “Allah actually wanted us to do more”, so we made Bukhari a partner with Allah. Is this shocking to you? What exactly does the first line of verse 148 mean then? Bukhari wrote what he “found” had been passed down through four, five or six generations of the apparent sayings of the Prophet and we believe every word of it! A man, not Allah, is controlling our every belief. The proof the Prophet used for determining truth from falsehood was the Quran and he had nothing to do with those who brought their own vain desires as evidence. When we read the Quran the falsehood of Bukhari is revealed and we have to have the courage to reject it, no matter how painful it may seem.

Bukhari Volume 1, Book 4, Number 142: Narrated 'Ata' bin Yasar: Ibn 'Abbas performed ablution and washed his face (in the following way): He ladled out a handful of water, rinsed his mouth and washed his nose with it by putting in water and then blowing it out. He then, took another handful (of water) and did like this (gesturing) joining both hands, and washed his face, took another handful of water and washed his right forearm. He again took another handful of water and washed his left forearm, and passed wet hands over his head and took another handful of water and poured it over his right foot (up to his ankles) and washed it thoroughly and similarly took another handful of water and washed thoroughly his left foot (up to the ankles) and said, "I saw Allah's Apostle performing ablution in this way."

Now interpolate more foreign ideas into this basic action and you have the following:-
Bukhari Volume 1, Book 4, Number 161: Narrated Humran: (the slave of 'Uthman) I saw 'Uthman bin 'Affan asking for a tumbler of water (and when it was brought) he poured water over his hands and washed them thrice and then put his right hand in the water container and rinsed his mouth, washed his nose by putting water in it and then blowing it out. Then he washed his face and forearms up to the elbows thrice, passed his wet hands over his head and washed his feet up to the ankles thrice. Then he said, "Allah's Apostle said 'If anyone performs ablution like that of mine and offers a two-rak'at prayer during which he does not think of anything else (not related to the present prayer) then his past sins will be forgiven.' " After performing the ablution 'Uthman said, "I am going to tell you a Hadith which I would not have told you, had I not been compelled by a certain Holy Verse (the sub narrator 'Urwa said: This verse is: "Verily, those who conceal the clear signs and the guidance which we have sent down...)" (2:159). I heard the Prophet saying, 'If a man performs ablution perfectly and then offers the compulsory congregational prayer, Allah will forgive his sins committed between that (prayer) and the (next) prayer till he offers it.
Volume 1, Book 4, Number 185: Narrated Yahya Al-Mazini:
A person asked 'Abdullah bin Zaid who was the grandfather of 'Amr bin Yahya, "Can you show me how Allah's Apostle used to perform ablution?" 'Abdullah bin Zaid replied in the affirmative and asked for water. He poured it on his hands and washed them twice, then he rinsed his mouth thrice and washed his nose with water thrice by putting water in it and blowing it out. He washed his face thrice and after that he washed his forearms up to the elbows twice and then passed his wet hands over his head from its front to its back and vice versa (beginning from the front and taking them to the back of his head up to the nape of the neck and then brought them to the front again from where he had started) and washed his feet (up to the ankles).

Once, twice, thrice, do the Oki Koki and turn around! I cannot help myself, what is going on? According to these hadith if I wash properly before prayers no matter what sins I commit, they will be forgiven by Allah. This sounds like a good thing for us sinful humans but unfortunately this goes against the teachings of the Quran in which all my deeds will be brought to light and balanced, good verses bad, and if the above were true there would be no need for the values and principles of the Quran, just please yourselves and get forgiveness by washing and praying. No character building, no enjoining good and forbidding wrong, what a wonderful life we would all live! This is just like the Christian Catholics who are told to do “three hail Marys” after confessing their sins in order to pay off, sorry, I should say ask for forgiveness, from their priests. In Christianity you can just believe in Jesus dying to save our sins and we are destined for the kingdom of heaven, so they do not even need to wash and pray for forgiveness; they do not even wash themselves after doing a “number two” and some seem to clean their toilets more than themselves! When men interfere with Divine Guidance we see the false results.
The quotation of Surah 2 verse 159 in the above Bukhari hadith, Volume 1, Book 4, Number 161, is a blatant attempt to misguide the Muslims by trying to give authenticity to a spurious lie. This verse clearly means not to hide any Revelation sent down by Allah which is only in the Quran. It certainly does not mean that anything anyone wants to make up about what someone apparently saw the Prophet doing must be written down in a book two hundred years after his death! The “clarity” of the hadith does nothing but conceal the clear revelation of Allah so that “Muslims” are more familiar with chapter and verse of Bukhari than the Surah and ayats of the Quran. That was the purpose of writing the hadith and we are indoctrinated like every other religious person with false rituals and beliefs that lead us away from Allah. If Allah had revealed nose blowing as a rite of ablution then where in the Quran is this written? If you want to be more illogical you can say that Allah Himself hid this other “revelation” relating to this topic and this was only brought to light by Bukhari; the last Messenger of Allah did not understand that he should have recorded his every word and deed in his hadith, which Bukhari et al understood, so he was negligent in his duty towards the Muslim Ummah! From this you can say quite openly and without any doubt that:-

The last Messenger of Allah is not Mohammad but Bukhari, since he has “completed” our religion!

Now for more classics from our good friend Abu Huraira:-

Bukhari Volume 1, Book 4, Number 162: Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, "Whoever performs ablution should clean his nose with water by putting the water in it and then blowing it out, and whoever cleans his private parts with stones should do it with odd number of stones."

Would someone please tell me the effects on my rear end of using an even number of stones? Will I fail to get into heaven by using soft toilet paper? Decisions, decisions! Ask your local Mullah where he gets his stones from and if he does not use stones then show him this hadith and correct his wicked neglecting of the Sunnah of the Prophet.
And lets make Islam more burdensome than what Allah has intended for us with some more “Pearls of Wisdom” form Bukhari:-

Volume 1, Book 4, Number 137: Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "The prayer of a person who does Hadath (passes, urine, stool or wind) is not accepted till he performs (repeats) the ablution." A person from Hadaramout asked Abu Huraira, "What is 'Hadath'?" Abu Huraira replied, " 'Hadath' means the passing of wind from the anus."

Volume 1, Book 4, Number 139: Narrated 'Abbas bin Tamim:
My uncle asked Allah's Apostle about a person who imagined to have passed wind during the prayer. Allah' Apostle replied: "He should not leave his prayers unless he hears sound or smells something."

I am quoting from the book of Ablution from the hadith of Bukhari and you would expect that he could have worked a little harder and produced enough hadith to fill this chapter. Unfortunately, from the following we can see how much Bukhari had sex on his mind as well as the rest of our “illustrious” ancestors who could not resist mentioning it here:-

Volume 1, Book 4, Number 143: Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:
The Prophet said, "If anyone of you on having sexual relations with his wife said (and he must say it before starting) 'In the name of Allah. O Allah! Protect us from Satan and also protect what you bestow upon us (i.e. the coming offspring) from Satan, and if it is destined that they should have a child then, Satan will never be able to harm that offspring."

Now add another ritual to our lives, and did the Prophet believe evil spirits came out with his excretions so that he had to say something to protect himself?

Volume 1, Book 4, Number 144: Narrated Anas:
Whenever the Prophet went to answer the call of nature, he used to say, "Allah-umma inni a'udhu bika minal khubuthi wal khaba'ith i.e. O Allah, I seek Refuge with You from all offensive and wicked things (evil deeds and evil spirits)."
Volume 1, Book 4, Number 146: Narrated Abu Aiyub Al-Ansari:
Allah's Apostle said, "If anyone of you goes to an open space for answering the call of nature he should neither face nor turn his back towards the Qibla; he should either face the east or the west."

Contradicted by:-

Volume 1, Book 4, Number 150: Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar:
I went up to the roof of Hafsa's house for some job and I saw Allah's Apostle answering the call of nature facing Sham (Syria, Jordan, Palestine and Lebanon regarded as one country) with his back towards the Qibla. (See Hadith No. 147).

The following tale has the great Omar Al-Khittab being shown as a “peeping tom”. It is utterly preposterous that Omar would tease a wife of the Prophet and desired for Revelation to come down; Bukhari has Omar not “lowering his gaze and guarding his modesty” which he would have learnt if he had read the Quran but the hadith authors never referred to its teachings when the concocted their Persian tales! :-

Volume 1, Book 4, Number 148: Narrated 'Aisha:
The wives of the Prophet used to go to Al-Manasi, a vast open place (near Baqia at Medina) to answer the call of nature at night. 'Umar used to say to the Prophet "Let your wives be veiled," but Allah's Apostle did not do so. One night Sauda bint Zam'a the wife of the Prophet went out at 'Isha' time and she was a tall lady. 'Umar addressed her and said, "I have recognized you, O Sauda." He said so, as he desired eagerly that the verses of Al-Hijab (the observing of veils by the Muslim women) may be revealed. So Allah revealed the verses of "Al-Hijab" (A complete body cover excluding the eyes).

Did he use water or did he use stones? How many people did the Prophet have attending him whilst he was attending to his private functions?

Volume 1, Book 4, Number 154: Narrated Anas bin Malik:
Whenever Allah's Apostle went to answer the call of nature, I along with another boy used to carry a tumbler full of water (for cleaning the private parts) and an 'Anza (spear-headed stick).

Volume 1, Book 4, Number 157: Narrated Abu Huraira:
I followed the Prophet while he was going out to answer the call of nature. He used not to look this way or that. So, when I approached near him he said to me, "Fetch for me some stones for ' cleaning the privates parts (or said something similar), and do not bring a bone or a piece of dung." So I brought the stones in the corner of my garment and placed them by his side and I then went away from him. When he finished (from answering the call of nature) he used, them.

“Do not bring dung”, lucky the Prophet said this or else the ignorant Arabs may well have used dung for cleaning dung! We now have two hadith that actually follow one another and are contradictory or are we meant to spend eight years of hadith study in order to work out which one is more authentic than the other? Which one has the most reliable chain of narrators or are we going to see reason and start practicing the “Deen” of Allah and not the religion of Bukhari? Does the Quran have weak verses?

Volume 1, Book 4, Number 159: Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:
The Prophet performed ablution by washing the body parts only once.

Volume 1, Book 4, Number 160: Narrated 'Abdullah bin Zaid:
The Prophet performed ablution by washing the body parts twice.

If you believe the next hadith then it is not your heels you have to worry about, it is your very souls:-

Volume 1, Book 4, Number 164: Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Amr:
The Prophet remained behind us on a journey. He joined us while we were performing ablution for the 'Asr prayer which was over-due and we were just passing wet hands over our feet (not washing them thoroughly) so he addressed us in a loud voice saying twice or thrice, "Save your heels from the fire."

The Prophet was supposed to have performed a miracle with a pot of water, like Jesus feeding the thousands with a few loaves of bread and some fish, no doubt. See my “Miracles” section to show you what he actually said and did:-

Volume 1, Book 4, Number 170: Narrated Anas bin Malik:
Saw Allah's Apostle when the 'Asr prayer was due and the people searched for water to perform ablution but they could not find it. Later on (a pot full of) water for ablution was brought to Allah's Apostle . He put his hand in that pot and ordered the people to perform ablution from it. I saw the water springing out from underneath his fingers till all of them performed the ablution (it was one of the miracles of the Prophet).

The collection of religious relics which may or may not perform miracles is a pagan concept that many Christians incorporated into their beliefs. There are relics of the so-called cross on which Jesus was apparently crucified (add the parts together and you will end up with a forest of trees!) The Book of Ablution should be about ablution so what has the hair of the Prophet got to do with this? Believing the hair of the Prophet is special is an act of idol worship and I know full well that no true believer would treat it as the next hadith describes:-

Volume 1, Book 4, Number 171: Narrated Ibn Sirrn:
I said to 'Ablda, "I have some of the hair of the Prophet which I got from Anas or from his family." 'Abida replied. "No doubt if I had a single hair of that it would have been dearer to me than the whole world and whatever is in it."

Tell one thing one day then change your mind later on. Why include a hadith that was cancelled by another? He could not find enough Sahih hadith on ablution so he just put anything in, is that how our religion has come about?

Volume 1, Book 4, Number 179: Narrated Zaid bin Khalid:
I asked 'Uthman bin 'Affan about a person who engaged in intercourse but did no discharge. 'Uthman replied, "He should perform ablution like the one for an ordinary prayer but he must wash his penis." 'Uthman added, "I heard it from Allah's Apostle." I asked 'Ali Az-Zubair, Talha and Ubai bin Ka'b about it and they, too, gave the same reply. (This order was cancelled later on and taking a bath became necessary for such cases).

No comment on the following:-

Volume 1, Book 4, Number 187:Narrated Abu Juhaifa:
Allah's Apostle came to us at noon and water for ablution was brought to him. After he had performed ablution, the remaining water was taken by the people and they started smearing their bodies with it (as a blessed thing). The Prophet offered two Rakat of the Zuhr prayer and then two Rakat of the 'Asr prayer while an 'Anza (spear-headed stick) was there (as a Sutra) in front of him. Abu Musa said: The Prophet asked for a tumbler containing water and washed both his hands and face in it and then threw a mouthful of water in the tumbler and said to both of us (Abu Musa and Bilal), "Drink from the tumbler and pour some of its water on your faces and chests."

Actually, I am going to comment. The Prophet was not a man to play with eternity. He understood right from wrong and no amount of ignorant hadith is going to influence this. Allah will judge the Prophet and He will judge those who made up these lies and you who believe them. The Christians have relics that can cure the sick and lame, and we have the saliva of the Prophet doing miracles!

Volume 1, Book 4, Number 242: Narrated Anas:
The Prophet once spat in his clothes.

Now we have him retching:-

Volume 1, Book 4, Number 245: Narrated Abu Burda:
My father said, "I came to the Prophet and saw him carrying a Siwak in his hand and cleansing his teeth, saying, 'U' U'," as if he was retching while the Siwak was in his mouth."

Volume 1, Book 4, Number 247: Narrated Al-Bara 'bin 'Azib:
The Prophet said to me, "Whenever you go to bed perform ablution like that for the prayer, lie or your right side and say, "Allahumma aslamtu wajhi ilaika, wa fauwadtu amri ilaika, wa alja'tu Zahri ilaika raghbatan wa rahbatan ilaika. La Malja' wa la manja minka illa ilaika. Allahumma amantu bikitabika-l-ladhi anzalta wa bina-biyika-l ladhi arsalta" (O Allah! I surrender to You and entrust all my affairs to You and depend upon You for Your Blessings both with hope and fear of You. There is no fleeing from You, and there is no place of protection and safety except with You O Allah! I believe in Your Book (the Quran) which You have revealed and in Your Prophet (Muhammad) whom You have sent). Then if you die on that very night, you will die with faith (i.e. or the religion of Islam). Let the aforesaid words be your last utterance (before sleep)." I repeated it before the Prophet and when I reached "Allahumma amantu bikitabika-l-ladhi anzalta (O Allah I believe in Your Book which You have revealed)." I said, "Wa-rasulika (and your Apostle)." The Prophet said, "No, (but say): 'Wanabiyika-l-ladhi arsalta (Your Prophet whom You have sent), instead."

We should believe in His book, the Quran, but our thoughts, our actions, our beliefs are all based on Bukhari and we will certainly die one day in a state of disbelief, no matter what words we pretend will help us. On judgement day we will all look shocked that we were misled and misguided by those who claim to be the “scholars” of Islam but who in fact taught us the same nonsense that previous generations from time in memorial have followed.
There were so many repeated hadith saying the same thing that it would be burdensome to repeat them all here. So and so used to carry water for the Prophet when he went to the toilet, or was it so and so, or everyone else who wanted to be “blessed” by the left over water the Prophet had used! If you are confused by the absurd and contradictory hadith then wait and see what the two Angels that record your deeds are going to reveal about you on Judgement Day! Follow either the Quran or the hadith; both cannot be right when you are confronted by the evidence before your eyes. If you do not read and understand the Quran in order to judge what is right and wrong then the Mullahs will lead you to hellfire.

Surah 13 verses 36-37
36. Those to whom We have given the Book rejoice at what has been revealed to you: but there are among the clans those who reject a part thereof. Say: "I am commanded to worship Allah, and not to join partners with Him. Unto Him do I call, and unto Him is my return."
37. We revealed it to be a judgment of authority in Arabic. Were you to follow their (vain) desires after the knowledge which has reached you, then you would find neither protector nor defender against Allah.

Listening to the words of the Quran has you running away in hysteria. Where are my beloved hadith? What am I going to do without my lord Bukhari? Do not delude yourself that the hadith of Bukhari are the words of the Prophet, they are not. No words would have been said by the Prophet that went against the clear teachings of the Quran and as I have shown you that is the case. If you are touching your ears and crying “taubah, taubah” at my words then you are only proving my point that you are indoctrinated in the same falsehood that all other religions are and they are as blind as you are to the truth. Allah is not enough for you, you need more! This life is only sixty or seventy years of life and you had better get it right. You are risking eternal heaven for sayings that contradict the Quran and you should be asking yourself why and not relying on “scholars” to teach and tell you what you should be doing. Please think before that leap into the fire becomes a fate you cannot avoid.
If you think you can become pure by doing the Bukharian ablution you are mistaken; no matter how many times you put water over your bodies your minds will never be cleansed of pagan acts and beliefs. Or can you prove me wrong, oh children of ahadam?

“Before prayer he washes his hands in the prescribed ritual manner, with his right hand he picks up a vessel of water, passes it to his left hand and pours water over his right hand. He then switches hands and repeats the process for a total of three times”.

If this sounds familiar then it should be; I have just described the actions of any Jew on getting up in the morning prior to their morning service! The Muslim practice is recorded in Abū Dāwūd:-

Abū Dāwūd, Mishkāt (Vol 3:4.)Abn Hurairah said,
The Messenger of Allāh, peace and blessings of Allāh be on him, said:
“When you put on clothes and when you perform ablution, begin with the right side.”

The Jew would then put on ritualised clothing; tallit katan, a four-cornered undershirt with fringes, a tallit, prayer shawl, etc, taken from the Bible, which corresponds to the attire of the Imam,:-

Bible, Numbers, Chapter 15
15:37 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
15:38 Speak unto the children of Israel, and bid them that they make them fringes in the borders of their garments throughout their generations, and that they put upon the fringe of the borders a ribband of blue:
15:39 And it shall be unto you for a fringe, that ye may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of the LORD, and do them; and that ye seek not after your own heart and your own eyes, after which ye use to go a whoring:
15:40 That ye may remember, and do all my commandments, and be holy unto your God.
15:41 I am the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: I am the LORD your God.

Words of “wisdom” reinforced by words of a sexual nature; whoring, Divinely inspired Bible, I think not! (Reminds me of Bukhari where sex is never far from his mind, read his hadith if you can stomach them).

Pure and Impure Water- That Is The Question

Ablution to purify is complicated by the different schools of thought as to what constitutes pure water when doing the act? Water is considered pure if it has remained unchanged by an unavoidable action, for example, coming into contact with soil, leaves or minerals from the earth. If the smell, colour or taste of water is changed it becomes impure if contact is made with an impurity, but not if no contact is made with an impurity (a rotten carcass causing the water to become foul smelling does not constitute an impure factor). If you have impure water in one vessel and pure water in another and they are mixed by way of dropping them together from a height where they mix in the air, then the resultant water is pure (according to some, bird excrement that is dropped from the air while birds are flying is pure, while that dropped on the ground by chickens etc is impure, but what this has to do with development of human personality and the establishment of the Quranic social system, I have no idea!).

Water is not the only thing that can purify (although it is required to purify the human body); rubbing an object to remove semen, purifies it; if the breast or finger becomes impure then licking this with saliva purifies them; when wheat is impure it becomes pure by disposing of an equal part by way of being eaten, or sold; and walking on the earth purifies the feet if this removes an impurity. This is not an exhaustive list because the ignorance of the rulings would is beyond the full scope of this article and I am trying to keep it to a minimum.

Conditions Requiring Ablution

Ablution is required for any number of reasons and, as always, each sect has their own criterion for which I will just make a list of some of the rulings.
1. Discharge of urine, faeces or wind.
2. Genital emission, including semen.
3. Touching a person of the opposite sex that your are non Muhram to (with or without erection).
4. Touching your front or rear parts, either with your naked hand or with clothing in between.
5. Vomiting that does or does not fill the mouth.
6. Blood and pus that comes out in small or large quantities.
7. Laughing during the prescribed prayers
8. Intermittent bleeding of women may or may not require ablution

If you want to make sure you are acting according to the Sunnah of the Prophet, then pick all the above just to make sure! Or else, make it easy and follow the Quran:-

5:101 O You who have chosen to be graced with belief! Do not ask unnecessary details of the things (as the Israelites did to Moses about the cow 2:68.) This attitude may bring unpleasant consequences for you. But if you ask them as the Qur’an is being revealed, the minor details of Ordinances might be given which will be hard for you to follow. God has pardoned you in this respect, for God is Forgiving, Clement.
[The general rule has been given that all pure and good things are Permissible to you. Your questions are very clearly answered in the Qur’an 5:15, 15:1, 22:40. The Qur’an is for all times, and while the basic Laws and Principles remain immutable, minor details are intended to be flexible according to temporal and spatial requirements 11:1. This Day I have perfected your Law for you, completed My favor upon you, and chosen for you Al-Islam as the Way of Life. 5:3]

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Imran -- Tuesday, 16 February 2010, 3:26 pm
Re: wudhu
Dr Shabbir -- Tuesday, 16 February 2010, 5:37 pm
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Jawaid Ahmed -- Wednesday, 17 February 2010, 8:49 am
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Asif zaheer -- Wednesday, 17 February 2010, 2:59 pm