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Is There Any Du`a During Wudu?

Question

Is there any du`a (supplication) to be recited during wudu (ablution)?

Summary of answer

There is no proof that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said any du`a during wudu whilst washing or wiping his limbs, etc.

Answer

Praise be to Allah.

There is no proof that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said any du`a during wudu whilst washing or wiping his limbs, etc. 

Any such du`as that are known are bid’ah (innovation) and have no basis. 

What is known from Islamic sources is that one should say “Bismillah ar-Rahman ar-Rahim ” at the beginning, and after finishing one should recite the Shahadatayn (testimony of faith) and say, “Allahumma ij’alni min al-tawwabin waj’alni min al-mutatahhirin (O Allah, make me one of those who repent and make me one of those who purify themselves).”

And Allah knows best.

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Source: (Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah, 5/205)