Is there a hadith about offering a two-rak'ah prayer after making wudu (ablution)?
Submitted by on Sat, 02/05/2015 - 09:57
Dear Brother / Sister,
Offering a two-rak'ah prayer after making wudu is not fard (obligation) but sunnah. Thus, the information that a person who does not offer a two-rak'ah prayer after making wudu except fard prayers is a sinner is wrong. For, there is no such information in the verses of the Qur'an or hadiths. The only true information about it is that it is sunnah.
The prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said the following about the issue: "Whoever offers a two-rak'ah prayer without busying himself with other things after making wudu (ablution) properly like me, his previous sins are forgiven." (Bukhari, Wudu, 34, 28; Muslim, Taharah, 3-4).
By depending upon such hadiths, scholars say that offering two rakat prayers after making wudu is sunnah. (see. W. Zuhayli, al-Fiqhu'l Islami, 2/64).
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