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Wudhu » Recommended supplication (duʿāʾ) while performing wuḍūʾ(1)

Ruling 263. It is recommended for one who is performing wuḍūʾ to say the following when his eyes fall on the water:

بِسْمِ اللهِ وَ بِاللهِ، وَ الْحَمْدُ لِلّٰهِ الَّذِي جَعَلَ الْمَاءَ طَهُوراً وَّ لَمْ یجْعَلْهُ نَجِساً

bismil lāhi wa billāh, wal ḥamdu lillāhil ladhī jaʿalal māʾa ṭahūraw wa lam yajʿalhu najisā

In the name of Allah and by Allah, all praise is for Allah who made water pure and did not make it impure.

When washing his hands before performing wuḍūʾ, he should say:

بِسْمِ اللهِ وَ بِاللهِ، اَللّٰهُمَّ اجْعَلْنِي مِنَ التَّـوَّابِینَ وَ اجْعَلْنِي مِنَ الْمُتَطَهِّرِینَ

bismil lāhi wa billāh, allāhummaj ʿalnī minat tawwābīna waj ʿalnī minal mutaṭahhirīn

In the name of Allah and by Allah. O Allah! Make me of those who often repent and make me of those who purify themselves.

When rinsing the mouth, he should say:

اَللّٰهُمَّ لَقِّنِّي حُجَّتِي يَوْمَ أَلْقَاكَ، وَ أَطْلِقْ لِسَانِي بِذِكْرِكَ

allāhumma laqqinnī ḥujjatī yawma alqāk, wa aṭliq lisānī bidhikrik

O Allah! Inculcate in me my proof on the day I meet You, and make my tongue fluent with Your remembrance.

When rinsing the nose, he should say:

اَللّٰهُمَّ لَا تُحَرِّمْ عَلَيَّ رِيحَ الْجَنَّةِ، وَ اجْعَلْنِي مِمَّن يَّشَمُّ رِيحَهَا وَ رَوْحَهَا وَ طِيبَهـَا

allāhumma lā tuḥarrim ʿalayya rīḥal jannah, waj ʿalnī mimmay yashammu rīḥahā wa rawḥahā wa ṭībahā

O Allah! Do not deprive me of the fragrance of Paradise, and make me of those who smell its fragrance, its breeze, and its perfume.

When washing the face, he should say:

اَللّٰهُمَّ بَـيِّضْ وَجْهِي يَوْمَ تَسْوَدُّ فِيهِ الْوُجُوهُ، وَ لَا تُسَوِّدْ وَجْهِي
يَوْمَ تَـبْـيَضُّ الْوُجُوهُ

allāhumma bayyiḍ wajhī yawma taswaddu fīhil wujūh, wa lā tusawwid wajhī yawma tabyaḍḍul wujūh

O Allah! Brighten my face on the day when [some] faces shall darken, and do not darken my face on the day when [some] faces shall brighten.

When washing the right arm, he should say:

اَللّٰهُمَّ أَعْطِنِي كِتَابِي بِيَمِينِي، وَ الْخُـلْدَ فِي الْجِنَانِ بِيَسَارِي،
وَ حَاسِبْنِي حِساباً يَّسِيراً

allāhumma aʿṭinī kitābī biyamīnī, wal khulda fil jināni biyasārī, wa ḥāsibnī ḥisābay yasīrā

O Allah! Give me my book [of deeds] in my right hand, and a permanent stay in Paradise with ease, and account me [for my deeds] with an easy accounting.

When washing the left arm, he should say:

اَللّٰهُمَّ لَا تُـعْطِنِي كِتَابِي بِشِمَالِي، وَ لَا مِن وَّرَاءِ ظَهْرِي، وَ لَا تَجْعَلْهَا مَغْلُولَةً إِلَىٰ عُنُقِي، وَ أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِن مُّقَطَّعَاتِ النِّيرَ انِ

allāhumma lā tuʿṭinī kitābī bishimālī, wa lā miw warāʾi ẓahrī, wa lā tajʿalhā maghlūlatan ilā ʿunuqī, wa aʿūdhu bika mim muqaṭṭaʿātin nīrān

O Allah! Do not give me my book [of deeds] in my left hand, nor from behind my back, and do not chain it to my neck. I seek refuge with You from the garments of hellfire.

When wiping the head, he should say:

اَللّٰهُمَّ غَشِّنِي بِرَحْمَتِكَ وَ بَـرَكَاتِكَ وَ عَفْوِكَ

allāhumma ghashshinī biraḥmatika wa barakātika wa ʿafwik

O Allah! Envelop me in Your mercy, Your blessings, and Your pardon.

When wiping the feet, he should say:

اَللّٰهُمَّ ثَـبِّتْنِي عَلَى الصِّرَاطِ يَوْمَ تَزِلُّ فِيهِ الْأَقْدَامُ، وَ اجْعَلْ سَعْيِي فِيمَا يُـرْضِيكَ عَنِّي، یَا ذَا الجَلَالِ وَ الْإِکْرَامِ

allāhumma thabbitnī ʿalaṣ ṣirāti yawma tazillu fīhil aqdām, waj ʿal saʿyī fīmā yurḍīka ʿannī, yā dhal jalāli wal ikrām

O Allah! Keep me firmly on the path on the day when feet shall stumble, and let my efforts be in those things that make You pleased with me, O Possessor of Majesty and Bounty!
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