What to say when performing ablution

what to say before performing ablution


"بِسْمِ اللهِ".

12. bismillaahi

in the name of allah

reference: abu dawud, ibn majah, and ahmad. see also al-albani, 'irwa'ul-ghain 1/122.

what to say upon completing ablution


"أَشْهَدُ أَنْ لَا إِلَهَ إلَّا اللهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ، وَأَشْهَدُ أَنَّ مُحَمَّداً عَبْدُهُ وَرَسُولُهُ".

13. 'ash-hadu 'an laa 'ilaaha 'illallaahu wahdahu laa shareeka lahu wa 'ash-hadu 'anna muhammadan 'abduhu wa rasooluhu.

i bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped but allah alone, who has no partner; and i bear witness that muhammad is his slave and his messenger.

reference: muslim 1/209.

"اللَّهُمَّ اجْعَلْنِي مِنَ التَّوَّابِينَ وَاجْعَلْنِي مِنَ الْمُتَطَهِّرِينَ".

14. allaahummaj'alnee minat-tawwaabeena waj'alnee minal-mutatahhireen.

o allah, make me among those who turn to you in repentance, and make me among those who are purified.

reference: at-tirmithi 1/78. see also al-albani, sahih at- tirmithi 1/18

"سُبْحَانَكَ اللَّهُمَّ وَبِحَمْدِكَ، أَشْهَدُ أَنْ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ، أَسْتَغْفِرُكَ وَأَتُوبُ إِلَيْكَ".

15. subhaanaka allaahumma wa bihamdika, 'ash-hadu 'an laa 'ilaaha 'illaa 'anta, 'astaghfiruka wa 'atoobu 'ilayk.

glory is to you, o allah, and praise; i bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but you. i seek your forgiveness and turn to you in repentance.

reference: an-nasa'i, 'amalul-yawm wal-laylah, p. 173. see also al-albani, 'irwa'ul-ghalil 1/135 and 2/94.



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