Sunna 17

Sunna of ablution (wudu):

1. To make intention (niyya). That is, remind yourself that I am making wudu for salat, etc.

2. To recite bismilla,

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم


بسم الله العظيم و الحمدلله على دين السلام

3. To wash both hands till wrist three times

4. To use a tooth stick (miswak) to clean the teeth and mouth. If it is not available use finger to rub the teeth.

5. To rinse the mouth three times

6. To rinse the nose thrice

7. To blow and clear the nose three times

8. To wash all the wudu parts thrice

9. For men, to pass wet fingers (khilal) through their beard hairs while washing the face

10. To rub in between the fingers and toes while washing hands and feets.

11. To wipe on the whole head once (masah)

12. To wipe on the ears along with the head

13. To rub the part being wahsed

14. To complete the wudu in one go

15. To wash the body parts in sequence prescribed

16. To start washing the right side parts first

17. To recite the following after completion of wudu

اشهدان لا اله الا الله و اشهدان محمد رسول عبده و رسوله

18. To make wudu thoroughly even at times when one does not feel like making one.

(Nurul Idhah, Tirmizi)



1 thought on “Sunna 17

  1. mujahid7ia

    There is also the du’a after wudu (to say after the shahadah) which has much benefit:

    اللهمّ اجْعَلنِى منَ التَّوَّابينَ واجْعلنى منَ المُتَطَهِّرينَ

    Also, 2 raka’at tahiyyatul wudu. And while doing wudu washing more than is required will increase your shining (by which Rasulullah صلى الله عليه وسلم will find you) on the Day of Judgment.

    Jazak Allahu khayr for the post.

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