1,001 Sayings and Deeds of the Prophet
Prayers - Ablution
Performing ablution the Muhammad’s way:
Narrated Ata bin Yasar:
Ibn Abbas performed ablution and washed his face (in the following way): He ladled out a handful of water, rinsed his mouth and washed his nose with it by putting in water and then blowing it out. He then, took another handful (of water) and did like this (gesturing) joining both hands, and washed his face, took another handful of water and washed his right forearm. He again took another handful of water and washed his left forearm, and passed wet hands over his head and took another handful of water and poured it over his right foot (up to his ankles) and washed it thoroughly and similarly took another handful of water and washed thoroughly his left foot (up to the ankles) and said, "I saw Allah's Apostle performing ablution in this way."
As usual, for Muhammad there is only one right way to do things, and Allah is always there to punish anyone who dares deviate from his example.
Narrated Abdullah bin Amr:
Once the Prophet remained behind us in a journey. He joined us while we were performing ablution for the prayer which was overdue. We were just passing wet hands over our feet (and not washing them properly) so the Prophet addressed us in a loud voice and said twice or thrice: "Save your heels from the fire."
People used to fight over Muhammad’s leftover water from ablution; some would even drink the water.
Narrated Ibn Shihab:
Mahmud bin Ar-Rabi who was the person on whose face the Prophet had ejected a mouthful of water from his family's well while he was a boy, and Urwa (on the authority of Al-Miswar and others) who testified each other, said, "Whenever the Prophet, performed ablution, his companions were nearly fighting for the remains of the water."
Narrated As-Sa'ib bin Yazid:
My aunt took me to Allah's Apostle and said, "O Allah's Apostle! My sister's son is sick." So he passed his hand over my head and invoked for Allah's blessing upon me and then performed the ablution. I drank from the water of his ablution and I stood behind him and looked at his Khatam (the seal of Prophethood) between his shoulders (and its size was) like the button of a tent.
When a fart is not a fart:
Narrated Abbas bin Tamim:
That his uncle said: "The Prophet was asked: If a person feels something during his prayer; should one interrupt his prayer?"
The Prophet said: "No! You should not give it up unless you hear a sound or smell something."
Narrated Ibn Abi Hafsa: Az-Zuhri said, "There is no need of repeating ablution unless you detect a smell or hear a sound."