Ablution, or wudu, is an important part of daily life for Sunni Muslims.
Wudu is a ritual washing of the body that cleanses the soul and
prepares the worshipper for prayer. To properly perform wudu,
one must follow certain guidelines. This article will provide
a guide to performing the ritual ablution according to Sunni Muslims.
Steps to Perform Ablution
0. Say the Intention
The important thing to do before performing wudu is to make the intention.
This should be done by saying “I intend to perform wudu, so that I may become closer to Allah”.
1. Wash Hands
A close-up of a person’s hands under running water in a sink.
The hands are covered in soap and the person is scrubbing them together.
The first step is to wash the hands three times, up to the wrists.
This should be done with clean water.
2. Rinse Mouth
After washing the hands, the worshipper should rinse the mouth with a handful of water.
This should be done three times.
3. Clean Nostrils
The third step is to clean the nostrils with a handful of water.
This should also be done three times.
4. Wash Face
The fourth step is to wash the face with a handful of water.
This should be done three times, from the forehead to the chin, and from ear to ear.
5. Wash Arms
The fifth step is to wash the arms up to the elbows. This should be done three times,
beginning with the right arm and ending with the left.
6. Wipe Head
The sixth step is to wipe the head. This should be done with clean water and with the fingers,
beginning with the forehead and ending with the back of the neck.
6. Wash Feet
The seventh and final step is to wash the feet up to the ankles.
This should be done three times with clean water, beginning with the right foot and ending with the left.
Performing wudu is an important part of daily life for Muslims.
By following the steps outlined in this article, one can ensure that they are performing wudu properly according to Muslim beliefs.