How to Perform Wudu / Ablution

Performing Wudu

Perform completely the wudu, imitating the method commanded by Allah (SWT) in the Qu’ran:

Allah (SWT) said, “O you who believe! When you intend to offer prayer, wash your faces and your hands (fore-arms) up to the elbows, rub (by passing wet hands over) your heads, and (wash) your feet up to ankles…” (Al-Ma’idah 5:6)

The Prophet (SAW) said, “Allah does not accept prayer without purification …” (Sahih – Muslim and others)

Making Niyyah (Intention) for Wudu:

Before starting the actions of wudu it is necessary to make niyyah. Make niyyah that the act of performing wudu is for the purpose of purity only. Niyyah should be made in the heart because it is an action of the heart and not of the tongue. Niyyah by words is not approved by the Prophet (SAW).

Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said, “Verily the actions are by intention and there is for everyone only what he intended…” (Sahih – Fath-ul-Baaree and Muslim)

How to perfom wudu

- Washing the hands three times up to the wrist; the right hand first and then the left and wash them in such a way that no spot is left dry

Rinsing and gargling the mouth three times

Washing the nose into three times

Washing the face beginning from the forehead to the bottom  of the chin, three times

Washing the forearms including the elbows three times

Wiping wet hands over the head from front down to the neck, then running the thumbs around the ears and wiping the inside – Wiping the neck with the back of wet hands

Washing the feet including the ankles three times. The right foot first and then the left unless socks are worn

What Breaks Wudu
- Answering the call of nature
- Passing the water 
- Passing the wind 
- Sleeping or dozing off while leaning against a support
- Unconsciousness
- Injury
- Drawing blood
- Vomiting