Learn the Obligatory Bath Method : The complete beginner’s guide
There are three fard (obligatory) acts. If one of these acts is omitted, it must be returned to and completed before the remaining acts.
- Rinsing the inner mouth.
- Sniffing water and blowing it out.
- Washing the entire body.
Step 1 :
Start by making niyyah (intention) to perform Ghusl, say bismillah (in the name of Allah) and cleanse yourself of impurities.
Step 2 :
Wash the right hand up to and including the wrist (and between the fingers) three times, then similarly for the left hand.
Step 3 :
Wash the private parts and remove dirt or filth from the body.
Step 4 :
Perform Wudu as if for prayer. Ensure that the mouth and nostrils are thoroughly rinsed three times. If sitting on a stool or stone while bathing then the feet should also be washed when performing Wudu. But if sitting in a muddy place, feet should not be washed at this stage.
Step 5 :
Water should be poured over the head three times so that it flows all over the body, ensuring that the roots of hairs and parts not easily reached by water such as the back of the knees are washed thoroughly.
Step 6 :
Pour water over the both shoulders three times each (starting from the right shoulder). Hands should be passed all over the body when water is poured so that no part of the body is left dry.
Step 7 :
Move to a clean spot and wash the feet if not washed during Wudu.
Step 8 :
As at the end of Wudu, it is recommended to recite the Shahada.