THE COMPLETE ABLUTION (WUDU)

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

The complete ablution (wudu)

Answer:
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

THE COMPLETE ABLUTION (WUDU)

 

Obligatory

Confirmed Sunna

Recommended

Somewhat Disliked

Throughout

 

Maintain the mentioned order.

Wash the limbs successively without pause.

Rub the limbs when washing

 

Face the qibla.

Avoid splashing water onto oneself.

Recite the transmitted invocations for each part of the ablution.

 

Worldly speech without need.

Wasting water. (Excessive waste of water, however, is prohibitively disliked and sinful.)

 

 

Beginning

 

Make an intention: either ritual ablutions, or to lift one’s state of ritual impurity, or to obey the Divine command.

Maintain the intention in mind throughout the ablution.

 

 

 

Wash the hands up to and including the wrists whilst mentioning the name Allah

Say the recommended formula for mentioning the name of Allah(A’udhu billahi min al-Shaytan al-Rajeem. Bismillah al-Rahman al-Rahim Bismillah al-Adheem wa al-hamdulillah ‘ala deen al-islam)

 

 

 

Rinse the mouth three times up to the throat and brush your teeth (using a tooth-stick or, in its absence, your fingers)

 

Rinse the mouth with three separate handfuls.

 

 

 

Rinse the nose three times

Take water into the nose with the right hand and blow it out with the left hand

 

 

1. Wash the entire face [from the top of the forehead to the bottom of the chin, and from earlobe to earlobe]

Wash three times,

Start washing from the forehead.

Slapping water onto the face

 

 

Pass wetted fingers through the beard

 

 

 

2. Wash the arms up to and including the elbows

Wash three times. Pass fingers through each other

Start washing from the fingertips

 

 

3. Wipe a quarter of the head

Wipe the whole head, followed by the ears (without taking new water) and then wipe the back of the neck.

Start wiping the head from the front and do all of the wiping with the same water.

Wipe the outsides of the ears with the thumb, the insides with the index fingers and insert the little fingers into the hole.

Wiping the head more than once with new water

 

4. Wash the feet up to and including the ankles

Wash three times and pass fingers through the toes

Start washing from the tips of the toes.

Rub with the left hand and pass the little finger through the toes starting with the little toe of the right foot and ending with the little toes of the left foot.

 

Wassalam,
Faraz Rabbani,
Amman, Jordan.