Commentary on the Hadith of Taharaah(purification)

Praise be to Allah,


Narrated Aboo Hurayrah (PBUH): Allaah‟s Messenger (PBUH ) said: “Allaah does not accept the prayer of any one of you if he nullifies his state of purification until he purifies himself once again [by Wudoo or Ghusl].”

[Saheeh Bukhaari, Volume 9, Book 90, Hadeeth Number 6,954, p. 67; Saheeh Muslim, Volume 1, Book 2, Hadeeth Number 537, p. 355;]

Benefits from this Hadith:


1. The Prayer of the one who has invalidated his state of purification is not accepted until he purifies himself once again, from the state of major or minor impurity [according to one‟s need].

2. Al-hadath (passing wind, urine, etc) nullifies the Wudoo’ and invalidates one‟s Salaah if the hadath occurs during the prayer.

3. The intended meaning of: “Allaah does not accept the prayer” – is that the prayer is not correct (Saheeh), nor does one even get credit (Ij-zaa’) for its performance.

4. The hadeeth indicates that at-Tahaarah (the state of purification) is a necessary pre-condition for the correctness (Sihhah) of the prayer.


This is based on the hadith of  Ibn Umar who narrated that the Prophet (PBUH ) said, “Salaat will not be accepted without purification, nor charity from Ghulool.” [Jaami’ at-Tirmithee, Volume 1, Book 1, Hadeeth Number 1, p. 32, Imaam Tirmithee said, “This hadeeth is the most correct thing on this topic and the best.”

5.  prayer, some of it is accepted and some of it is rejected. That which is in agreement with the legislation is accepted and that which is not in agreement with it is rejected. this applied to other acts of worship because of the statement of the prophet (PBUH), ” whoever performs a deed that our affair(religion) is not upon, it is rejected.”

6. That Prayer, the obligatory, supererogatory, even the funeral prayer is not accepted when the person is has nullified his wudu performs it, even if he has forgotten until he performs wudu.

7. that the prayer of the one who has nullified wudu is forbidden until he makes wudu because Allah does not accept it and seeking to get closer to Allah by means which He does not accept is to act in opposition to Him and a type of mockery.

8. The great importance of prayer as Allah does not accept it except with taharah.

9. That a person who is already in wudu does not have to perform wudu again for the next prayer.



Arousing the Intellects with the Explanation of Umdatul Ahkaam. The Book Of At-Taharaah by Allama sheikh Salih Ibn Uthaymeen (May Allah have mercy on him). page 17

Tayseer al-Allaam Sharh Umdatul-Ahkaam by Shaykh Abdullah ibn Abdur – Rahmaan Aal Bassaam. Page 8


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