Pearl of Wisdom

'Allah Almighty said: 'I only accept the prayer of he who has humiliated himself to My Majesty, has refrained himself from carnal desires for My sake, he passes his day with My remembrance, does not act haughty over My creation, feeds the hungry, clothes the undressed, shows compassion to the afflicted and shelters the stranger. The light of such a person will shine like the sun and I shall grant him light in darkness and knowledge in ignorance. I will preserve him with My honour and guard him with My angels. When he calls me I will answer him, when he asks Me I will grant him. His example is like the story of gardens of Paradise where no fruit will become dry and its state will never change.'

Imam Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sadiq [as]
al-Mahasin, v. 1, p. 79, no. 44

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Library » A Guide on Praying » Conducting Wudhu
Wudhu / Ablution
Wudhu / Preparation

Wudhu - is the specific method of washing yourself before you pray. It was taught by our Holy Prophet Muhammad (saaw), after he came back from Mi’raj. Allah says in the Holy Qur’an, “O you who believe! When you get ready for Salaat, wash your faces, wash your hands up to (and including) the elbows, and wipe (a part of) your heads, and (a part of ) your feet to the ankles.” (5:6)

Wudhu is not only needed for prayers, but also for:

• Certain acts during Hajj and Umra (pilgrimage to Mecca)
• Touching the writing of the Holy Qur’an
• Touching the names of Allah (swt)
• Touching the names of the Ma’sumeen (as)

How to Perform Wudhu

 

RECOMMENDED
Washing hands
2 times

 

RECOMMENDED
Gargling water in mouth
3 times
RECOMMENDED
Water into nostrils
3 times
OBLIGATORY
Splash water onto face and wipe in a downwards motion, covering the area from the hairline to the bottom of the chin.
OBLIGATORY
Drop water onto your right arm
With your left hand wipe the water over your right arm, ensuring that the water reaches all areas between the elbow and the fingertips
Always wipe in a downwards motion moving away from the elbow
OBLIGATORY
Drop water onto your left arm (now turn off the tap)
With your right hand wipe the water over your left arm, ensuring that the water reaches all areas between the elbow and the fingertips
Always wipe in a downwards motion moving away from the elbow
From this point onwards you cannot use any fresh water from the tap. Masah (wiping) must be performed using existing water that has been involved in your wudhu. This is why, in the instruction above, it is important to turn off the tap before wiping the left arm. Otherwise, if your turn off the tap after wiping the left arm you run the risk off picking up fresh water.
OBLIGATORY
With your right hand, masah (wipe) the hair from the middle of the top of the head down to the hairline
OBLIGATORY
With your right hand wipe your right foot in one motion between the toes and the ankle (either direction is acceptable). Make sure that your hand moves and your foot remains still. Again, you should not be using and fresh tap water, just the moisture that remains on your hand from previous wudhu actions.
OBLIGATORY
With your left hand wipe your left foot as described for the right foot.

 
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