Wazu Guide

Wazu Guide - Step by Step Description
Step-1: Make niayyah (Intention) to perform Wudu

Niyyah is the Islamic concept of performing an act for the sake Allah. To truly perform Wudu, you should center yourself and quite your thoughts, focusing seriously on what you are doing. Niyyah doesn’t necessarily involve saying anything out loud, but focusing on the phrase "Bismillah" (In the name of Allah) is a good way to accomplish the centering necessary. Say it out loud or silently to yourself, whichever makes you comfortable.

Step-2: Wash your hands

Use you left hand to wash your right hand. Do this three times. After that, use your right hand to wash your left hand three times. Make sure to wash in between your fingers and all the way up to your wrists.

Step-3: Take water into your mouth

Use your right hand to cup water into your mouth three times. Swish it around in your cheeks and the back of your throat. Do this thoroughly to get all remaining food in your mouth out.

Step-4: Inhale water into your nose

Use your right hand to cup water and inhale it into your nose three times. You can use your left hand to close one nostril and blow out if you need to. Snort sharply and abruptly without taking too much water into your nose and choking yourself. If you cannot inhale water into your nose, you can wet your fingers and put water on the lower part of your nostril. Make sure to use safe water to perform this ritual; in some warmer areas of the world, water may contain Naegleria fowleri, an amoeba that, if inhaled into the nostrils, can cause rare but usually fatal type of brain infection. Even tap water may be contaminate; to avoid this illness, boil water for one minute (three minutes at higher elevations) and leave it to cool before rinsing your nose with the water.

Step-5: Wash your face

Wash your face three times by spreading your hands from your right ear to the left, and from the adge of the hair to the chin.

Step-6: Wash your lower arms from wrists to elbows, leaving no part dry

From your wrist to your elbow, wash your right arm with your left hand three times and then wash your left arm with your right hand three times.

Step-7: Clean your head

Using your wet hands, gently wipe your forehead from the eyebrow to the hairline. Also wipe down your hair, the back of your neck, and your temples. Do this one time.

Step-8: Wipe your ears inside and out

With the same water, use your finger to clean all the crevices of your ear. Use your thumb to clean behind your ears from the bottom upward. This is also done one time. wet your hands and place your palms, flat, ont the top of your head (where the hairline begins). Wipe them to the back of your neck, and then back again to the front.

Step-9: Wash each of your feet

Clean up to the ankles and be sure water goes between the toes. Use your pinky finger and go through each toe to eliminate anything between. Start with your right foot and scrub each foot three times.

Step-10: While pointing the right index finger to the sky, recite a brief prayer of witness

Generally, the prayer is as follows:

اَشْهَدُ اَنْ لَّآاِلٰهَ اِلَّا اللهُ وَحْدَهٗ لَاشَرِيْكَ لَهٗ، وَاَشْهَدُاَنَّ مُحَمَّدًاعَبْدُهٗ وَرَسُولُهٗ

Translation: I bear witness that MUHAMMAD (Peace be upon him) is His slave and Messenger.