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Sunnah Method of Ablution (Wudhu)

Faraaidh (compulsory acts) Of Ablution (Wudhu)

1.        To wash the entire face once

2.        To wash both hands including the elbows once

3.        To make Masah of a quarter of the head once.

4.        To wash both feet once upto and including the ankles.

By doing so much, the Wudhu will be completed. However, by performing Wudhuaccording to the Sunnat method, one’s Wudhu will be perfected and more   reward will be attained.

Sunnahs of Ablution (Wudhu)

1.        There are eighteen sunnats in Wudhu. By fulfilling these sunnats, one’s Wudhu will be perfected.

2.        Make the intention of Wudhu eg.“ I am performing Wudhu to make Salaah permissible”.

3.        Recite
In some narrations the following words have also been narrated which could be recited.  

and in some narrations is also mentioned.
It is sunnat to recite the following Dua whilst performing Wudhu.

4.        Wash both hands upto the wrists..

5.        Clean the teeth with Miswaak. If one does not have a Miswaak, rub the teeth with the fingers

6.        Gargle the mouth thrice.

7.        Put water into the nostrils and clean the nostrils by blowing thrice.

8.        If one is not fasting, gargle and put water into the nostrils thoroughly

9.        Wash each limb thrice.

10.     Make Khilaal of the beard. (To pass wet fingers through the beard) when washing the face
Note:  The Sunnat method of making Khilaal of the beard is that after washing the face thrice, take water in the palm, bring it into the chin and rub outwards from the palate, passing the fingers through the beard and say

11.     When washing the hands and feet, make Khilaal of the fingers and toes

12.     Make Masah of the entire head once.

13.     Together with Masah of the head, make Masah of the ears.

14.     Rub the limbs when washing them.

15.     Make wudhu in quick succession.

16.     Make wudhu in sequence

17.     Commence from the right side.

18.     Commence Masah of the head from the front

19.     Make Masah of the nape. Do not make Masah of the throat. This is a Bid’at (innovation)

20.     After wudhu recite the Shahaadah:

And then recite this dua:

Trans: O Allah, include me amongst those who repent excessively and amongst those who purify themselves.
Note: Regarding the above Dua Mullah Ali Qaari has written in Mirqaat, commentary of Mishkaat, that while Wudhu purifies one externally, this dua is a supplication for internal purity. It is as though one is supplicating that, “O Allah, we have cleansed ourselves externally, which was within our power. O Allah, you now purify us internally as well, through your mercy.

Source: Beautiful Sunnahs of Beloved Nabi SAW

Author: Aarif Billah Hazrat Maulana Shah Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Sahab Db