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Prayer: Taking Wudhu (get clean)

In Islam, taking wudhu before prayer is compulsory for all Muslims. Wudhu is a ritual cleansing with water and is done for the purpose of spiritual purification. It is also a symbol of submission to Allah and a sign of humility.


There are a few things that are required in order to perform wudhu correctly. Firstly, Muslims must ensure that they are clean and free from any impurities. This means that they must have performed ablution (cleansing of the body with water) and have removed any dirt or impurities from their body and clothes.


The second requirement is that Muslims must have a clean place to perform wudhu. This means that the ground must be clean and free from any impurities. It is also recommended that Muslims perform wudhu in a place where they will not be disturbed.


The third requirement is that Muslims must have a vessel of clean water. This water must be pure and clean, and must not contain any impurities.


Once these requirements have been met, Muslims can begin the process of taking wudhu.

  1. The first step is to make the intention to perform wudhu.
  2. The second step is to wash the hands up to the wrists three times.
  3. The third step is to rinse the mouth three times.
  4. The fourth step is to sniff water into the nose and blow it out three times.
  5. The fifth step is to wash the face three times.
  6. The sixth step is to wash the arms up to the elbows three times.
  7. The seventh step is to wipe the head.
  8. The eighth step is to wipe the ears.
  9. The ninth step is to wash the feet up to the ankles three times.
  10. The last step is to say the words ‘Bismillah‘ (in the name of Allah) and ‘Allahu Akbar‘ (Allah is the greatest).


After the wudhu is complete, Muslims can then proceed to pray.

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