How should the woman wipe her head for Wudu?
Explained by Shaykh Uthaymeen
Is the wiping of the head for the woman similar to the man? And what should she do if she has long hair? Does she wipe to the end (of her hair) and then return, or is it sufficient to wipe within the boundaries of the head of the man?
It is obligatory for us to know that the legal rulings are consistent between the women and the men, and the men and the women, except where proof is established that differentiates between the two; based upon this: It is prescribed for the woman to wipe the head just as it is prescribed for the man. Thus she places her hands at the front of the head then she wipes to the back of the head, then she returns them to the place she began; just as the man does. And it is not incumbent upon her to wipe down to the bottom of her hair rather she wipes to the bottom of her hair-line. Likewise if the man has long hair down to the shoulders, then it is not incumbent upon him except to wipe down to the hair-line only.
Translated by Rasheed ibn Estes Barbee
What is the word siwak?
The word Siwak describes both the action and name of stick used for cleaning ones teeth. The stick (siwak) is legislated by of our Prophet(sallahu alahi wasalaam) , it is a preferred sunna, that means if one does it he is rewarded and if he leaves it off there is no sin in doing so. The stick must be moistened and it must be keep that way to extract its benefits. It must be kept moist to continue benefiting from it. The stick has many forms and sources. The most valuable is the (udd of Iraq) which contains the most moisture and cleansing properties.
The reasons behind siwak , it has cleaning properties and it is a recommended sunna of our beloved Prophet(sallahu alahi wa salaam).Use of the siwak is repeatedly encouraged, as in the hadith of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him), who reported that the Prophet said: “Were it not for the fact that I did not want to make things too hard for my Ummah (nation), I would have commanded them to use the siwak at every time of prayer.” (al-Bukhari and Muslim). According to another report narrated by al-Bukhari, he said: “…at every time of making wudoo’.”
Times when Siwak is recommanded are when getting up from sleep, when the smell of ones mouth changed, when entering one’s home, when going to mosque and when reading Quran. The religion of Islam is a religion of purity, a religion in which the one who is upon it seeks the pleasure of his Lord.
- The Siwaak is pleasing to the Lord – Compiled and translated by Abdulilah Lahmami (Must Read !!)
Increase of Provision through Forgiveness
Compiled & Translated by Umm Yahya
A) Hasan al Basri -Rahimullaah- mentioned:
‘That a man complained to him concerning drought so it was said seek forgiveness from Allaah, another complained about another matter so it was said seek forgiveness from Allaah, another complained about lack of rain for his land so it was said seek forgiveness from Allaah another complained of no offspring so it was said seek forgiveness from Allaah, then he (Hasan al Basri) recited.
ٱسۡتَغۡفِرُواْ رَبَّكُمۡ إِنَّهُۥ كَانَ غَفَّارٗا ١٠ يُرۡسِلِ ٱلسَّمَآءَ عَلَيۡكُم مِّدۡرَارٗا ١١ وَيُمۡدِدۡكُم بِأَمۡوَٰلٖ وَبَنِينَ وَيَجۡعَل
لَّكُمۡ جَنَّٰتٖ وَيَجۡعَل لَّكُمۡ أَنۡهَٰرٗا ١٢
<<Ask forgiveness of your Lord. Indeed, He is ever a Perpetual Forgiver.
He will send [rain from] the sky upon you in [continuing] showers
And give you increase in wealth and children and provide for you gardens and provide for you rivers. >> [Nuh: 10-12]
[Taken from: ‘Fath al-Bari’ Chapter: the Best Method of Seeking forgiveness]
B) al-Hafidh Emaad ad-Deen Isma’eel Ibn Katheer (d. 774 A.H.) -Rahimullaah- said in his Tafseer about the previous Ayaat:
‘If you repented to Allaah and sought forgiveness from Him and showed obedience to Him your Rizq (provision) would increase and rain would fall from the blessings of the skies, and the blessings of the earth would spring forth, crops would grow for you. You will be given abundant livestock. You will be aided with wealth and offspring; meaning that offspring and wealth would be given to you. And you will be given gardens that have numerous types of fruits and through out there will be rivers that flow in these gardens. This is the way of giving Dawa’ by encouragement.’
[Taken from: ‘Tafseer al-Qur’aan al-Atheem’ 4/p.536]
C) It is narrated from Abi Saeed Al-Khudri that the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- said:
‘Whoever performs Wudu and then says:
‘ Subhanaka Allahuma wabihamdika la ilaha ila anta astaghfiruka wa atooboo ilaika’
(‘Far are You O Allaah from imperfection, and You have all praise, there is none worthy of worship in truth except You, I seek forgiveness from You and I repent to You),
then this reward is written in a parchment and it is stamped with a seal and no falsehood can break it until the day of Judgment.’
[Taken from ‘Silsilah as-Saheehah’ No. 2333 declared Hasan by Shaykh al-Albaani]
Source : http://followingthesunnah.wordpress.com – Brother Abbaas Abu Yahya and Umm Yahya’s blog
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- Allaah is Al-`Afuww (the Pardoner) (asmawasifaat.wordpress.com)
- Forgiving & Pardoning the one who has oppressed you hoping for the reward from Allaah (salaf-us-saalih.com)
- Consequences of Sins of a Believer are Repelled with Ten Means (sinsinislam.wordpress.com)