WHY ONLY MEN ARE COMMANDED TO PERFORM WUDU/GHUSIL BEFORE SALAT ?

faith_0037_tb_NJ_11-7-14Both 4.43 & 5.6 verses addresses explicitly to the men because only men were allowed to participate in the Salat conducted by the Prophet Muhammad during specific times.

It was duty of the men to recite the verses at home for their women. This was Salat for the women.

33:32 O women of the prophet, you are not like any other women. If you are righteous, then do not speak too softly, lest those with disease in their hearts will move with desire; you shall speak in an honorable manner.

33:33 You shall be content in your homes, and do not show off like in the old days of ignorance. You shall establish Salat, and contribute towards purification, and obey Allah and His messenger. Allah wishes to remove any confusion from you, O family of the House, and to purify you completely.

33:34 And remember all that is being recited in your homes of the revelations of Allah and the wisdom. Allah is Sublime, Expert.

YOU HAD SEXUAL CONTACT WITH THE WOMEN

In these verses the phrase “YOU HAD SEXUAL CONTACT WITH THE WOMEN” is mentioned so these verses are addressing explicitly to men.

5:6 O you who believe, if you rise to establish the Salat, then wash your faces and your hands up to the elbows, and wipe your heads and your feet to the ankles; and

if you have had intercourse, then you shall bathe.

And if you are ill,

or traveling,

or you have comes from the place of relieving (Toilet),

or YOU HAD SEXUAL CONTACT WITH THE WOMEN,

and you cannot not find water, then you shall select from the clean soil; you shall wipe your faces and your hands with it. Allah does not want to place any hardship on you, but He wants to cleanse you and to complete His blessings upon you that you may be thankful.

4:43 O you who believe, do not approach the Salat while you are intoxicated, until you know what you are saying.

Nor if you have had intercourse, unless traveling, until you bathe.

And if you are ill,

or traveling,

or one of you comes from the place of relieving (Toilet),

or YOU HAD SEXUAL CONTACT WITH THE WOMEN,

and could not find water, then you shall select from the clean soil; you shall wipe your faces and hands. Allah is Pardoning, Forgiving.

Note: The Case would have been different if the phrase was like this “YOU HAD SEXUAL CONTACT WITH YOUR PARTNER”.

Conclusion

Wudu/Ghusil was required only for the men who were attending the Salat congregation held by Prophet Muhammad.

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