Hadith on Wudu: Permission to perform multiple prayers with single ablution

December 4, 2017

Buraida reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, prayed multiple prayers on the day of liberation with a single ablution and he wiped over his leather socks. Umar said to him, “You have done something today you have not used to do.” The Prophet said, “I have done it on purpose, O Umar.”

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 277

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim

At-Tirmidhi said, “This was acted upon by the scholars, that they would pray multiple prayers with a single ablution as long as they did not become ritually impure. Some of them would perform ablution at the time of every prayer as a recommend practice and intending its virtue.”

Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 61

عن بريدة أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ صَلَّى الصَّلَوَاتِ يَوْمَ الْفَتْحِ بِوُضُوءٍ وَاحِدٍ وَمَسَحَ عَلَى خُفَّيْهِ فَقَالَ لَهُ عُمَرُ لَقَدْ صَنَعْتَ الْيَوْمَ شَيْئًا لَمْ تَكُنْ تَصْنَعُهُ قَالَ عَمْدًا صَنَعْتُهُ يَا عُمَرُ

277 صحيح مسلم كتاب الطهارة باب جواز الصلوات كلها بوضوء واحد

قال الترمذي وَالْعَمَلُ عَلَى هَذَا عِنْدَ أَهْلِ الْعِلْمِ أَنَّهُ يُصَلِّي الصَّلَوَاتِ بِوُضُوءٍ وَاحِدٍ مَا لَمْ يُحْدِثْ وَكَانَ بَعْضُهُمْ يَتَوَضَّأُ لِكُلِّ صَلَاةٍ اسْتِحْبَابًا وَإِرَادَةَ الْفَضْلِ

61 سنن الترمذي كتاب الطهارة باب ما جاء أنه يصلي الصلوات بوضوء واحد