What is desirable to do in Wudu'

Q: What are the Mustahab (desirable) acts of Wudu' (ablution)?


A: All praise be to Allah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions.The Shar‘y (Islamically prescribed) way for a Muslim to perform Wudu’ is to pour water from a vessel over the hands three times, then to put the right hand into the vessel and rinse the mouth and sniff water in and out the nose three times, then to wash the face three times, then the hands up to the elbows three times, then to wipe over the head and ears once, and then to wash the feet including the heels three times. It is also sufficient if the person washes these body parts once or twice (instead of three times). After finishing Wudu’, the following words should be said: “I bear witness that there is no deity except Allah Alone, without partner, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His Slave and Messenger. O Allah! Make me of those who are constantly repentant and of those who often purify themselves.” (Part No. 5; Page No. 232) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

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