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Recommended acts of Al-Wudu’

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1- Washing of the hands three times before al-wudu’.

2- Using As-Siwak.

3- Washing the limbs three times, except the head and ears, which are to be wiped once

4- Starting from the right.

5- Lengthening the ‘place of light’, meaning that one should wash above the elbow and the ankles when permforming wudu’.

6- Parting the beard with the fingers so that water can reach the skin of the face beneath it.

7- Rubbing water in between the fingers and toes.

8- Rubbing water evenly and thoroughly over the body parts to be washed and not just pouring water over them.

9- Being conservative with the use of water. The Prophet ﷺ said: “Verily there will be from my nation those (followers) who exceed the bounds in wudu’,” [ narrated by Abu Dawud] - i.e. they will waste water when making wudu’.

10- Supplicating after wudu’. The Prophet ﷺ said, “There is not one of you who completes al-wudu then says ‘Ash hadu a la ilah illallah wahdahu la shareeka lahu wa ash hadu anna Mudammadan abduhu wa rasulahu, Alluhamma ij-alnee min at-tawwabeen wa ij-alnee min al-mutatahireen’ except that the eight doors of paradise are opened for him, and he can enter from any door he chooses (on the day of judgment).”[ narrated by At-Tirmidhi.]

11- Praying two raka’a after making wudu’. The Prophet ﷺ said, “Whoever makes wudu’ like I make wudu then stands and prays two raka’as of prayer without letting his thoughts wander, his past sins will be forgiven.” [ agreed upon.]

source: https://www.al-feqh.com/en/wudu-ablution

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