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How to perform ablution

How to perform ablution


Prophet Muhammad -peace be upon him- said: “the key of prayer is being purified”, and This is the correct way to perform ablution:

1-Intention and its place in the heart, not utter it.

2-'Altasmiah': Saying 'In the name of Allah'.

3-Wash hands to wrists three times.

4-Rinsing the mouth three times.

5-Doing Inhalation three times.

6-Washing the face three times, the boundaries of the face from the bottom of the hair to the chin and even the ears.

7-Washing the hands to the elbows three times, and start with the right, then the left.

8-Wiping on the head or some of it at once.

9-Wiping the ears once.

10-Washing the feet up to the heels -the two prominent bones on the sides of the foot-, and beginning by washing the right and then the left.


  • It is from 'Sunnah' to make water pass through the fingers during ablution.

  • It is from 'Sunnah' to make water pass through the beard -for men- when washing the face during ablution.

It is from 'Sunnah' to say this supplication after ablution: “I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah alone, Who has no partner, and that Muhammad is His slave and His Messenger. O Allah, make me among those who turn to You in repentance

and make me among those who are purified. Glory is to You, O Allah, and praise; I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but You. I seek Your forgiveness and turn to You inrepentance.”

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