Wudu - Sunnah

What is Wudu?

Wudu is a ritual cleansing of the body required for Muslims to do activities like: Pray and handle the Quran

What activities break Wudu?

  • Farting
  • Using the restroom
  • Losing consciousness (Like Sleeping)
  • Blood or pus
  • Vomiting

Things like intercourse and orgasms must have a special type of clensing called Ghusl.

How to perform Wudu?

The Sunnah Version of Wudu is how the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) used to perform wudu, it is also the recommended way to perform wudu

  1. Make your intention that you are now performing the obligatory actions of wudu.
  2. Begin by saying ‘Bismillah’. If you are in the bathroom, say it silently.
  3. Wash your hands up to the wrists thoroughly three times.
  4. 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.
  5. Wash your face three times, from the hairline to the chin and from ear to ear, making sure the whole face, eyebrows, under the nose and lips are washed. A man should wash the hair of his beard. If his beard is thin, he should make sure water reaches the skin, and if it is thick he should wash the surface and run his wet fingers through it.
  6. Wash your arms and hands 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Wipe your ears by putting your index fingers in your ears and wiping the back with your thumbs.
  9. Wash your feet three times up to the ankles, making sure to wipe in between your toes with your little finger. Don’t forget the back of your ankles.
  10. Finish your wudu with the following Dua: Ash-hadu ’an laa ’ilaaha ’illallaahu wahdahu laa shareeka lah, wa ’ash-hadu ’anna Muhammadan ’abduhu wa Rasooluh.
  11. I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah alone, Who has no partner; and I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and His Messenger.

In order to furfull Wudu please make sure you have met the requirments of Ghusl