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Learn the Wudu Method : The complete beginner’s guide

Wudu is the Islamic procedure for cleansing parts of the body, a type of ritual purification, or ablution. Wudu involves washing the hands, mouth, nostrils, arms, head and feet with water and is an important part of ritual purity in Islam.

Step 1 : 

Start by making niyyah (intention) to perform Wudu and cleanse the self of impurities.

Step 2 : 

Recite bismillah.

Step 3 : 

Wash the right hand up to the wrist (and between the fingers) three times, then similarly for the left hand.

Step 4 : 

Rinse the mouth and spit out the water three times and rub the teeth with a miswak. If a miswak is not available then one should use the finger.

Step 5 : 

Some water should be taken in the right hand and sniffed into the nostrils thrice and then blown out. The left hand should be used for cleaning the nose.

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 : 

Wash the face (from the hairline on the forehead to where facial hair begins and ear to ear). This is to be performed three times.

Step 8 :

Wash the entire right arm, including the hand, up to and including the elbow three times; then the left arm three times. Pass fingers of one hand between the fingers of the other hand. If wearing a ring it should be moved freely to allow water to pass under it.

Step 9 :

Then perform masah. Wet hands should be passed all over the head; then the first finger of the right and left hand should be moved in the right and left ears respectively and in the same operation thumbs should be passed around the ears; then pass the backs of the hands over the hind part of the neck only. Hands should not be passed around the fore-neck as it is prohibited. This is only done once. One may not make masah over a Muslim head cap.

Step 10 : 

Starting with the right foot, wash both feet from the toes up to and including the ankles thrice. The little finger of the left hand should be passed between the toes of both the feet beginning from the little toe of the right foot and ending with the little toe of the left foot.

Step 11 : 

Recite the shahadah.