is the ruling on washing the entire body with water after having performed Wudu' (ablution) for Salah (Prayer)?
Please advise, may Allah reward you.
If a person performs Wudu' for Salah, then washes the entire body, there is nothing wrong with this, whether done for the purpose of cooling or cleaning oneself or the like. Wudu' is not invalidated by this matter as long as one does not touch Al-`Awrah Al-Mughallazhah (the private parts that must be covered in public), i.e. The genitals and the anus, for the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said:
Anyone who touches his private parts must perform Wudu'.
(Related by the Five Compilers of Hadith [Imams Ahmad, Abu Dawud, Al-Tirmidhy, Al-Nasa'y and Ibn Majah];
Ibn Hibban ranked it as Sahih Hadith)
Al-Bukhari said: "This Hadith is the most authentic narration on this matter."May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.