How to make Wudhu

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                                                             The Noble Qur’an – Al-Mâ’idah 5:6

“O you who believe! When you intend to offer As-Salât (the prayer), wash your faces and your hands (forearms) up to the elbows, rub (by passing wet hands over) your  heads, and (wash) your feet up to ankles. If you are in a state of Janâba (i.e. had a  sexual discharge), purify; yourself (bathe your whole body). But if you are ill or on a  journey or any of you comes from answering the call of nature, or you have been in  contact ; with women (i.e. sexual intercourse) and you find no water, then perform  Tayammum with clean earth and rub therewith your faces and hands. Allâh does not want to place you in difficulty, but He wants to purify you, and to complete His Favour on you that you may be thankful”.

Wudhu (Ablution): How to Perform

  1. Say “Bismillah” (in the Name of Allah)
  2. Wash hands 3 times
    • Use left hand to wash right hand, up to and including the wrist, 3 times.
    • Then, use right hand to wash left hand, up to and including the wrist, 3 times;
  3. Rinse water in mouth 3 times;
    • Cup right hand with water and put in mouth, then spit it out, 3 times.
  4. Snuff water in nose 3 times;
  5. Wash face 3 times
  6. Wash forearms 3  times
    • Wipe right forearm with left hand, all the way up to and including the elbow, 3 times.
    • Wipe left forearm with right hand, all the way up to and including the elbow, 3 times.
  7. Wipe water over head/hair 1 times
    • It has been recorded that the Prophet used to wipe his head three different ways:
      1. Wiping all of his head. ‘Abdullah ibn Zaid reported that the Prophet(S.a.w) wiped his entire head with his hands. He started with the front of his head, then moved to the back, and then returned his hands to the front.
      2. Wiping over the turban only.
        • Said ‘Amru ibn Umayyah, “I saw the Messenger of Allah (S.a.w) wipe over his turban and shoes.” (Related by Ahmad, al-Bukhari and Ibn Majah).
        • Bilal reported that the Prophet  said, “ Wipe over your shoes and head covering. (Related by Ahmad.)
      3. Wiping over the front portion of the scalp and the turban. Al-Mughirah ibn Shu’bah said that the Messenger of Allah, upon whom be peace, made ablution and wiped over the front portion of his scalp, his turban and his socks. (Related by Muslim.) There is, however, no strong hadith that he wiped over part of his head, even though al-Ma’idah: apparently implies it. It is also not sufficient just to wipe over locks of hair that proceed from the head or along the sides of the head.
    • If you are a female and a non-mahram male (or any non-Muslim who you believe may describe you to others) may see you (such as in a public bathroom, etc.), do not remove your hijab or nikab… keep it on and wipe over it.
  8. Wipe the inside and back of ears 1 time
    •       Wash both ears at the same time

  9. Washing the feet:
    •       Wash right foot, including the ankle, with left hand, 3 times.

    •       Wipe between each toe on right foot, with left hand pinky, 1 time.

    •       Wash left foot, including the ankle, with right hand, 3 times.

    •       Wipe between each toe on left foot, with right hand pinky, 1 time.

  • Once the Prophet  remained behind us in a journey. He joined us while we were performing ablution for the prayer which was over-due. 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.”  [Bukhari 1:164, Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr]

    • “…and then he washed his feet up to the ankles.” [Bukhari 1.186, narrated Amr]

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