How to perform Wudu ?

Ablution, Wudu is not just a ritual, but a practical means by which Muslims and others may seek to remain clean and maintain good hygiene. It mentally Prepare Muslims for the Salat (prayers),As Salat(prayers) is an Important Pillar (among Five Pillar) of Muslim Faith.It is this period when a person is most nearer to his Lord-Almighty ALLAH (swt) Muslims need to be in a state of Wudu in order to perform Salat.

Wash your hands.1. Make niyyah or the intention to perform wudu.

2. Recite the following:

“In the name of Allah, the most Gracious, most Merciful”.

3. Wash your hands.

Use your left hand to wash your right hand (3 times).
After that, using your right hand, wash your left hand. (3 times).

Wash your whole mouth & upper part of throat Do this thoroughly to get all the remaining food in your mouth out.

4. Wash your whole mouth & upper part of throat Do this thoroughly to get all the remaining food in your mouth out. (3 times).

5. Inhale water into your nose.

After which you will blow the water out. (3 times).


Wash your face completely.

6. Wash your face.

The whole face encompasses your right ear to the left, and from the edge of the hair to the chin. (3times).




7. Wash your lower arms from Wrists to Elbows,leave no part dry.
Wash your right arm with your left hand (3 times) and then wash your left arm with your right hand (3 times)

8. Wipe your head.
Using your wet hands, just gently wipe your head from front to back and back to front (once).


Wipe your ears inside and out.

9. Wipe your ears inside and out. (once).





Wash each of your feet.

10. Wash each of your feet.
Do so up to the ankles and between the toes (3 times). Or instead you can perform mas-h, if you have the needed requirements for doing it.

11. Recite the following:

Ash-hadu allaa ilaaha illallaahu wahdahuu laa shariikalah, wa ash-hadu anna Muhammadan ‘abduhuu wa rasuuluh.
“I bear witness that there is no God but Allah alone, without any partner, and I bear witness that.

12. This Should be recited while pointing Right Index Finger towards Sky.Muhammad (pbuh) is his servant and messenger.”

Tips :

  • You need water to do the steps above, but if you can’t find any water or if you are sick, you can perform tayammum. It is a form of purification made with clean dust, earth or sand.
  • It was the practice of the Prophet (SAW) to brush his teeth before performing wudu.
  • You must do the steps in the given order and also without long pauses in between steps.
  • Use Water generously and avoid wastage.
  • Also you can wash your Wudu over an arm cast (like normal three times.
  • Also if you cannot stand up due to old age, you can perform the salaat sitting on a chair.

Warnings :

  • Wudu is necessary for Salat.
  • When fasting, do not prolong rinsing your mouth.
  • These invalidate your wudu:
    • Passing wind, urine, feces or blood.
    • Deep sleep.
    • Losing intellect, conscious or reason.
    • Releasing bodily fluid (Intercourse, etc.). Note however that after intercourse, re-performing Wudu alone is not enough to be able to perform prayer (Salat). There is another form of purification that must be performed known as ghusul.
  • After your wudu is invalidated, you must perform it again.
  • Do not wipe your neck after rinsing your ears. According to the Sunnah, it is a Bid’ah (innovation).


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