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23 May 2018

How to Perform Wudu

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Performing wudu is the first, essential step of Salah. That's why it's important to make sure it's done correctly.

Whether you are doing wudu for the first time or just want to refresh your memory, our step-by-step guide make it easy.

1. Begin by saying 'Bismillah'.

2. Wash your hands three times

3. Rinse your mouth three times, swirling the water around and rinse your nose three times, blowing the water out using the left hand to remove the water from your nose.
4. Wash your face three times, from the hairline to the chin and from ear to ear. A man should wash the hair of his beard. If his beard is thin he should wash it thoroughly, and if it is thick he should wash the surface and run his wet fingers through it.

5. Wash your arms from your fingertips up to your elbows three times. It is essential to remove anything that could prevent the water from reaching the skin i.e. dough, mud, paint etc.
6. Wipe your head starting with your hands at the front of your head, bringing them to the back of your head and then back to the front again. With regards to a woman’s hair, she should wipe it from the front of her head to the roots of the hair at the nape of her neck. She does not have to wipe the entire length of her hair.

7. Wipe your ears by putting your index fingers in your ears and wiping the back with your thumbs.

8. Wash your feet three times up to the ankles making sure to wipe in between your toes with your little finger.

Having clean water with which to perform wudu is a blessing. Unfortunately, there are many people around the world who don't have access to clean, safe water.  What better time than Ramadan to give water, the best form of Sadaqah Jariya?


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