Hadith on Ablution: Recommendation to perform acts of ablution three times each

December 1, 2017

Ali reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, would perform acts of ablution three times.

At-Tirmidhi said, “This is practiced by the majority of scholars, that it permissible to perform ablution with one act each, it is better to perform it with two acts each, and it is best to perform it with three acts each; there is nothing better after this.”

Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 44

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to An-Nawawi

عَنْ عَلِيٍّ أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ تَوَضَّأَ ثَلَاثًا ثَلَاثًا

قال الترمذي وَالْعَمَلُ عَلَى هَذَا عِنْدَ عَامَّةِ أَهْلِ الْعِلْمِ أَنَّ الْوُضُوءَ يُجْزِئُ مَرَّةً مَرَّةً وَمَرَّتَيْنِ أَفْضَلُ وَأَفْضَلُهُ ثَلَاثٌ وَلَيْسَ بَعْدَهُ شَيْءٌ

44 سنن الترمذي كتاب الطهارة باب ما جاء في الوضوء ثلاثا ثلاثا

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