Wudu is the act of performing ablution before salat prayers as prescribed in Islam.

Start by making the intention for wudu by reciting -
"In the name of Allah, most gracious, most merciful"

  • Wash the hands up to the wrist making sure that no part of the hand is left dry
  • Rinse the mouth taking up water with the right hand (thrice)
  • Clean the nose by sniffing water into the nostrils with the aid of the right hand, and then ejecting the water with the aid of the left hand (thrice)
  • Wash the face from ear to ear, and forhead to chin (thrice)
  • Wash the arms thoroughly to the elbow, first right arm (thrice), then left (thrice)
  • Move the wet palms over the head, starting from the top of the forehead to the neck, rub the wet fingers into the groves and holes of both ears and pass the wet thumbs behind the ears, then pass the backs of the wet hands over the nape
  • Wash the feet thoroughly to the ankles paying extra attention between the toes, first right foot, then left

  • After completing the above steps recite -
    "I testify that there is no God but Allah alone. He is One and has no partner, and I testify that Muhammad (peace be upon him) is his servant and messenger"