Seeking of Help from others in Wudū’ is Reprehensible

Al-Hasan b. ‘Ali al-Washshā’ narrated, saying: “I went in to al-Ridā, peace be on him, and there was a pitcher of water before him. When he wanted to perform wudū’  for prayer, I approached him to pour water on his hands, but he refused that and said: ‘No, O Hasan!’ he said. So I asked him: ‘Why are you preventing me from pouring water on your hands? Do you hate that I am rewarded?’ ‘You will be rewarded,’ he answered, ‘but I will commit a sin.’ ‘And how is that?’ I asked. He replied: ‘Have you not heard these words of Allah, the Great and Almighty: Therefore, whoever hopes to meet his Lord, he should do good deeds, and not join any one in the service of his Lord ?[2] Here I am! I am going to perform wudū’  for the prayer, which is an act of worship, and I hate that someone helps me in it. ( Furū' al-Kāfi, vol. 1, p. 21 )



Reference :The life of Imām'Ali Bin Mūsā al-Ridā