Wudu’ means washing certain parts of the body before performing an act of worship, like Salah.
There are thirteen steps in performing Wudu’.
We shall learn each step one by one.
1) Before commencing Wudu’ declare your Niyyah (intention).
You can utter the intention in Arabic or in your own language.
2) Then recite the following Du‘a’:
3) Wash both hands up to the wrists thrice. Begin with the right hand.
4) Rinse the mouth thoroughly three times.
5) Rinse the nose thrice.
6) Wash the entire face three times.
7) Wash the forearms up to the elbow thrice. Begin with the right arm.
8) Pass wet hands over the head, from front to back, once only.
9) Wipe the ears, inside and out, once.
10) Wipe the back of the neck with back of the hands, once.
11) Wash the feet up to the ankes thrice. Begin with the right foot.
12) After completing the Wudu’ recite the Kalimah Shahadah (Testimony of Faith).
13) Then recite the following Du‘a’:
If you are performing Wudu’ in a bathroom which has a toilet then wait till you have come out before reciting the Kalimah Shahadah and Du‘a’.
It would also be better to close the cover of the toilet pot before commencing the Wudu’.
Make sure to leave the bathroom clean and dry.
The boy in the picture has cone everything correctly except one thing . Do you know what it is? The tap is a clue!
Allah says in the Quran:
O you who have believed, when you rise to [perform] prayer, wash your faces and your forearms to the elbows and wipe over your heads and wash your feet to the ankles. And if you are in a state of janabah, then purify yourselves. But if you are ill or on a journey or one of you comes from the place of relieving himself or you have contacted women and do not find water, then seek clean earth and wipe over your faces and hands with it. Allah does not intend to make difficulty for you, but He intends to purify you and complete His favor upon you that you may be grateful .
The prophet (pbuh) said:
when a Muslim performs wudhu and washes his face every sin to which he turned to look at with his eyes is washed away. then when he washes his hands, every sin which his two hands committed is washed away too. When he washes his two feet every sin his feet have walked is also washed away. As such he completes his wudhu having cleansed himself of all sin.
“when my followers will be summoned in the day of judgment their faces hands and feet will be radiant with the effects of wudhu.” so whichever of you wishes to increase this radiance and perfect it, let him do so (by performing a perfect wudhu”