Sahih Al-Bukhari – Volume 1 – Book 4 – P.146

(24) CHAPTER. The washing of the parts thrice while performing ablution.

159. Narrated Humrãn, the slave of ‘Uthmãn : I saw ‘Uthmän bin ‘Affãn 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 Messenger, peace be upon him, said, ‘If anyone performs ablution like that of mine and offers a two Rak’a Salat (prayer) during which he does not think of anything else then his past sins will be forgiven.’”

Sahih Al-Bukhari – Volume 1 – Book 4 – P.144

(19) CHAPTER. While passing urine one  should not hold his penis with his right-hand.

154. Narrated Abu Qatada :  The Prophet, peace be upon him,  said “Whenever anyone of you urinates, he should neither hold- his penis with his right hand nor clean his private parts with his right hand. (And while drinking) one should not breathe in the drinking utensil.”

Sahih Al-Bukhari – Volume 1 – Book 4 – P.140

(11) CHAPTER. While urinating or defecating, never face the Qiblah except when you are screened by a building or a wall or something like that.

144. Narrated Abu Ayyub Al-Ansãri :  Allah’s Messenger, peace be upon him,  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 Qiblah; he should either face the east or the west.”

Sahih Bukhari – Volume 1 – Book 4 – P.140

(10) CHAPTER. Providing water at lavatories (for washing the private parts after answering the call of nature).

143.   Narrated Ibn ‘Abbãs :  Once the Prophet, peace be upon him,  entered a lavatory and I placed water for his ablution. He asked, “Who placed it?” He was informed accordingly and so he said, “0 Allah! Make him (Ibn ‘Abbas) a learned scholar in religion (Islam) .”

Sahih Bukhari – Volume 1 – Book 4 – P.139

(9) CHAPTER. What to say while going to the lavatory (water closet).

142.   Narrated Anas :   Whenever the Prophet, peace be upon him,  went to answer the call of nature, he used to say, “Allãh-umma inni a ‘üdhu bika minal khubuthi wal khãba’ ith [i.e., 0 Allah, I seek refuge with You from devils- males and females (or all offensive and wicked things, evil deeds etc.)].”

Sahih Bukhari – Volume 1 – Book 4 – P.139

(8) CHAPTER. To recite “In the Name of Allah,” during every action and on having sexual relations with one’s wife.

141.   Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas:  The Prophet, peace be upon him,  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! 0 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.”

Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 4, P.138

140.  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 Messenger, peace be upon him, performing ablution in this way.”

Sahih Bukhari – Volume 1 – Book 4 – P.135

135.  Narrated Abu Hurairah:  Allah’s Messenger, peace be upon him, said, “The Salat (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 Hurairah, “What is Hadath?”  Abu Hurairah replied, “Hadath means the passing of wind from the anus.”

137.  Narrated ‘Abbad bin Tamim:  My uncle asked Allah’s Messenger, peace be upon him, about a person who imagined to have passed wind during Salat (prayer).  Allah’s Messenger, peace be upon him, replied: “He should not leave his Salat unless he hears sound or smells something.”

 

The Book of Ablution

And the statement of Allah:

O you who have believed, when you rise to [perform] prayer, wash your faces and your forearms to the elbows and wipe over your heads and wash your feet to the ankles. And if you are in a state of janabah, then purify yourselves. But if you are ill or on a journey or one of you comes from the place of relieving himself or you have contacted women and do not find water, then seek clean earth and wipe over your faces and hands with it. Allah does not intend to make difficulty for you, but He intends to purify you and complete His favor upon you that you may be grateful. (Quran 5:6)

Abu Abdullah said: The Prophet, peace be upon him, had made clear that it is obligatory (while performing) ablution to wash the (above mentioned) body-parts once.  And the Prophet, peace be upon him, also did perform the ablution by washing (these) parts twice and thrice, but he never washed them more than three times.

And the religious learned men disliked exceeding the limits set by the Prophet, peace be upon him, while performing ablution, and to surpass the action of the Prophet, peace be upon him.

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