SUNNATS OF WUZOO (Ablution)
There are thirteen Sunnats and five Mustahabs in wuzoo.
By performing them a complete / perfect wuzoo will be achieved.
- To make niyyah
(intention) of wuzoo, e.g. I am performing wuzoo to perform Salaah.
- To recite:
In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
In some narrations,
the Bismillaah of wuzoo is reported in the following words:
Alhamdu lillaahi 'alaa deenil Islaam
In the Name of Allah, the Owner of Greatness. All Praise is due to Allah for the religion Islaam
- To wash
both the hands up to the wrist
- To brush the teeth
with Miswaak. If Miswaak is not available, rub the teeth with the (index) finger (of the right hand).
- To gargle thrice.
- To put water in
the nostrils thrice.
- To blow the nose
- To wash each part
- To make Khilaal of the beard when
washing the face. (Khilaal means to pass the
wet fingers through the beard).
- To make Khilaal of
the fingers and the toes when washing the feet.
- To make Masah of the
whole head once.
- To make Masah of both
ears with the Masah of the head.
- To rub each part
properly during washing.
- To wash each part one
after the other without pause, (so the part washed first, does not dry up before washing
the next part).
- To make wuzoo in
- To begin with washing
the right side first.
- Upon completion of
wuzoo, look towards the sky and recite:
Ash'hadu allaa ilaaha
illallaahu wa Ashhadu Anna Muhammadan 'abduhu wa rasooluh
I bear witness that none is worthy of
worship besides Allah, the Only One. He has no partner. And I bear witness that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam is His Slave and
the following du'aa:
tawwaabeena waj'alni minal mutatahhireen
O Allah! Include me amongst those who repent
excessively and make me amongst-those who stay pure. (Hisn-e-Haseen)
Note: Regarding this duaa, Mullaa Ali Qaari
rahmatullahi alayh states: wuzoo is a means of external purification; through this
du'aa a request is made for internal purification, i.e. the first (i.e. the external purification) was within our capability which we have fulfilled; (O Allah!) purify our
internal (condition) through Your Mercy.
Note: All eight doors of Jannah are opened for the
one who recites Kalimah Shahaadah after wuzoo; he may enter (Jannah) through whichever door he desires. (Mishkaat)
- wuzoo should be
performed at home according to Sunnah.
Masnoon Method of Performing wuzoo