Cup of Water
by, 02-03-2011 at 07:28 AM (780 Views)
I was at Shariahboard Seerat Jalsa last weekend right and I went to make wudhu for Asr salaat - my god! Water everywhere. The entire ground was wet, people could have easily fallen and hurt themselves. How much water do people use for wudhu?? I havent been in public gatherings in a long time so it kind of got me by surprise. The guy making wudhu next to me was using the amount of water one needs for ghusl. Two people can take ghusl with that much water.
You dont need a lot of water to make wudhu.
We think we need to run the water like an open fire hydrant in order to get the full benefit of the water. Its opposite. There is a lot of barakah...in less water. The quality of the salaat completely changes. Hazrat Jalalabadi Moulana Masihullah Khan Sherwani sahib ra once said to my shaikh Hazrat Mufti Nawalur Rahman sahib db, "Jaysa wudhu, waysee namaz" (the quality of the wudhu reflects on the quality of salaat). This is when Hazrat db was very young at the Jalalabad Madrasa. The islahi taluq was just in its primary stages. Hazrat Jalalabadi ra was on his usual evening walk. Hazrat Mufti sahib db was making wudhu while standing up. Hazrat Jalalabadi ra looked over to him and said, "Jaysa wudhu, waysee namaz." The way one makes wudhu is the way he is going to make salaat. Then we wonder why our salaat is clouded with thoughts and wisawis and all sorts of garbage, because our wudhu was clouded with ghairullah thoughts and all sorts of garbage, we were free in abusing water, we werent using water but abusing it. The next time you make wudhu dont change anything, continue to use the regular amount of water you normally use to make wudhu but take note of its quantity. When you make wudhu again after that, try to use half of the water you used the first time.
If it is possible then try to sit and make wudhu. This is difficult at work and such but you will have to just suck it up in those situations. But at home and masjid try to sit and make wudhu using little amount of water. Try to memorize all the duas that go with wudhu and if you cant memorize the duas at least keep your thoughts focused on the meaning of the particular dua at the time you are performing each action.
Also, try this: The next time you are super thirsty get water in a cup and gulp down as much of it as you can to quench your thirst as fast as you can. Note how long it takes you to quench your thirst. Then again wait till you are thirsty but this time get a cup of water and sip small portions. Take a slow sip and then pause to take a breath. You will not sip the water 3-4 times and your thirst will be gone - I can almost guarantee it.
When you start using little water you are going to be amazed at how much you can do with less water. Water has tremendous barakah in it.