In this Islamic Jurisprudence class, we complete the chapters on nullifiers of ablution.

Covered in this lesson:

  • Doubts concerning the validity of one’s wudhu and what one should do in this situation.
  • Principle regarding certainty and doubt.
  • What to do when we doubt whether we have prayed.

An advice and an admonition by Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan (hafidahullah):

  • The Muslims should have care and concern regarding their ablution at time of prayer.
  • Be cautious of the whisperings of the Shaytaan.
  • Take care of your clothing and its purity, so as not to affect the validity of your prayer.
  • Ask the people of knowledge if anything troubles you (in the religion and) specifically here regarding purification.

Various Principles of Usool al-Fiqh are discussed in this lesson; from them:

اليقين لا يزول بالشك

Certainty is not removed by doubt.

الأصل بقاء ما كان على ما كان

Al-Asl: Something remains as it was.

الأصل براءة الذمة

Foundation is that a person is free of obligation/responsibility.

Additional Benefit from Imaam Ash-Shinqeeti, that he said:

Knowledge is of 4 levels:

1st: Al-Yaqeen: certainty. 100%

2nd: Adh-Dhan: suspicion. 51-99%

3rd: Ash-Shakk: doubt (knowledge of affirming or negating something is the same) 50%

4th: Al-Wahm: direct opposite of Al-Yaqeen; that which is between 1% and 49%

N.B. Percentages given for illustrative purposes.

Please listen to the full talk for further benefits Baarakallaahu Feekum.