Making a second wudhu

Q: If I already have wudhu, will I be rewarded for making another wudhu?

A: If one is in the state of wudhu and he wishes to make another wudhu, it will be permissible and rewarding for him provided that after making the first wudhu, he had carried out some ibaadat which is such that wudhu is a precondition for its validity e.g. he performed salaah, made sajdah tilaawat, etc. If he did not carry out any ibaadat which is such that wudhu is a precondition for its validity, it will not be permissible for him to make a second wudhu. Making a second wudhu at this time will not earn him reward. Rather, it will only be a wastage of water.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

إن الوضوء عبادة غير مقصودة لذاتها فإذا لم يؤد به عمل مما هو المقصود من شرعيته كالصلاة وسجدة التلاوة ومس المصحف ينبغي أن لا يشرع تكراره قربة؛ لكونه غير مقصود لذاته فيكون إسرافا محضا (رد المحتار 1/119)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)