Q: Are the following Hadith and Ayah (Qur’anic verse) in conformity with each other? The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said,
“The adornment of the believer (in Paradise) will reach as far as the Wudu’ (ablution water) reaches (from their body), so whoever can expand this should do so.”
Allah says (what means):
When you intend to offer As-Salât (the prayer), wash your faces and your hands (forearms) up to the elbows, rub (by passing wet hands over) your heads, and (wash) your feet up to ankles.
All praise be to Allah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions.
This Hadith is in conformity with the Ayah in which Allah says:
O you who believe! When you intend to offer As-Salât (the prayer), wash your faces
as the Hadith clarifies the Ayah and urges Muslims
to perfect their Wudu’ (ablution) and observe all its rules. With regard to the part of the Hadith:
“...So whoever can expand the light of their forehead should do so,”
and in another narration:
“...The light of their hands and feet,”
the preponderant view is that these words included in the Hadith belong to Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him).May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.