Fatwa No : 83164
Proper way to make Wudu
Fatwa Date : Jumaadaa Al-Aakhir 9, 1422 / 28-8-2001
Can you please tell me the proper way of making Wudu and the Dua' that is affiliated with it.
Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds; and blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all his Family and Companions. The proper way of making ablution is as follow: First of all recite the Name of Allah and then wash your palms thrice, then rinse your mouth thrice, then wash your nose thrice by sniffing water in it and then blowing it out; then wash you face thrice (right side to left), then wash your right forearm (after it the left forearm) up to the elbow thrice, then rub your head once with water using both hands starting with the front of your head, then move to the back, and then return your hands to the front, then using your fingers wipe the interior and exterior portions of your ears and then wash your feet thrice (the right foot first). This is the perfect way of Wudu narrated in Bukhari Muslim and other books of Hadith. It is also permissible to wash the organs of Wudu once or twice as proved in Bukhari. After completing Wudu one should say this Dua'. ('I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped except Allah, alone, without partner, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger. O Allah, make me of those who return to You often in repentance and make me of those who remain clean and pure'.) This is an authentic Dua' the Prophet said: "Everyone who makes complete Wudu and then supplicate by saying this Dua', eight doors of the Paradise would be opened to him and he will enter from the door he likes. Allah knows best.