How To Perform Wudu Step by Step

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How to perform wudu step by step and method of wudu For Hanafi Muslim.

Method of Wudu (Hanafi)


It is Mustahab (preferable) to sit on an elevated seat facing the Qiblah. Making the intention of Wudu is Sunnah. Without an intention your Wudu is still valid but you will not be rewarded for it. An intention is a firm resolution inside your heart. With the intention being present in the heart, it is preferable to verbally pronounce it. Hence you should say, “I am doing Wudu in order to fulfil a commandment of Allah عزوجل and attain purity.

Wudu Steps 1

Recite بسم اللہ because this is also a Sunnah. In fact, you should say since angels will continue to بسم الله والحمد لله write good deeds for you for as long as you are in the state of Wudu. Now wash both hands up to the wrists three times (with the tap turned off), and do Khilal (i.e. pass the fingers of one hand through the gaps of the fingers of the other rubbing them together).

Clean your teeth using a Miswak at least three times on your right, left, upper and lower teeth; rinse the Miswak each time. Hujjat-ul-Islam, Sayyiduna Imam Muhammad Ghazali stated, “Use a Miswak, with the intention to clean your mouth for the recitation of the Glorious Quran and remembrance of Allah عزوجل

Wudu Steps 2 & 3

Now rinse your mouth three times with water in your right cupped hand (with the tap turned off each time), ensuring that the water reach all parts of the mouth (up to the throat) each time. Gargle too, if you are not observing Sawm. Then sniff (as much water as can be taken in half of one’s right cupped hand) three times up to the soft part of the nose (with the tap turned off each time). If you are not observing Sawm, then sniff water up to the top part of the inner soft bone of the nose. Now clean your nose using your left hand (with the tap closed) and insert your smallest finger into your nostrils.

Wudu Steps 4

Pour water on every part of your entire face from the top of your forehead, ie, the hairline, to below your chin and from one earlobe to the other three times. (With the tap turned off) Do Khilal of your beard if you have one and are not in Ihram (of Hajj or ‘Umrah) by inserting your fingers into your beard from beneath and bringing them out to the front. Now wash your right forearm from the tips of your fingers up to and including your elbow three times and wash your left forearm in the same way.

Wudu Steps 5

It is Mustahab to wash up to the half of the upper part of the arm. Most people take a small amount of water in their hands and pour it over their arms in the direction of their elbows three times. This involves the risk of water not flowing over the sides of the wrist and the elbow. Therefore, wash arms as mentioned above. Now there is no need to pour a handful of water over the elbow. In fact, doing this (without a valid Shar’i justification) is a waste of water. Now wipe the head (with the tap turned off). Excluding the index fingers and thumbs, join the tips of the three fingers of both hands and place them on the skin or hair of the forehead. Take these fingers (pressing them gently) from the forehead all the way to the back of the neck without touching palms to the head. Then bring back the palms from the back of the neck to the forehead’. During this, the index fingers and thumbs should not touch the head at all.

Wudu Steps 6

Now use your index fingers to wipe the insides of your ears; your thumbs to wipe the backs of your ears, insert your small fingers into the openings of your cars, and wipe the back of your neck using the backs of the fingers of both hands. Some people wipe their throats, their already washed forearms and washed wrists; this is not a Sunnah. You should make a habit of closing your tap properly before wiping your head.


It is a sin to waste water by leaving your tap open fully or partially without any Shari’ah reason. Now wash both feet three times, first the right and then the left, beginning from the toes up to the top of the ankles. It is Mustahab to wash feet up to the half shin three times. It is Sunnah to do Khilal of the toes of both feet. (The tap should be kept turned off during Khilal.)


Its Mustahab method is to begin Khilal from the little toe of the right foot to its big toe using the little finger of the left hand, and then, doing Khilal from the big toe of the left foot to its little toe using the same little finger of the left hand.


Hujjat-ul-Islam, Sayyiduna Imam Muhammad Ghazali said, “While washing each body part, you should hope that the sins of that body part are being washed away.”

Heya al Uloom of pp. 183, summariced)


Cure for 70 ailments in leftover Wudu water

After you have completed Wudu by using a pot etc. you should stand and drink any remaining water. This is cure for diseases. My master A’la Hadrat, Imam of Ahl-us-Sunnah, Maulana Shah Imam Ahmad Raza Khan stated in Fatawa Razawiyyah referenced volume 4, page 575 to 576: Remaining Wudu water is sacred and blessed and the Holy Nabi drank it whilst standing. One Hadees states that drinking it cures seventy illnesses. Hence, in this regard, it is similar to Zamzam water. Istinja with this water is inappropriate.


In the chapter of ‘manners of Wudu’ in the book ‘Tanveer it is stated:

On the completion of your Wudu, you should drink the remaining Wudu water whilst standing and facing the Qiblah. ‘Allamah Abdul Ghani Nabulusistated: I have experienced that whenever I am ill, I get cured by drinking left over Wudu water. I do this trusting this authentic narration mentioned in the chapter cures from Nabi.


All eight portals of Paradise open


A sacred Hadees states, “If anyone does Wudu correctly and then recites Kalimah Shahadah whilst looking towards the sky, all eight doors of Heaven will open for him, he may enter through which ever he wishes.

(Soman Dari 1. jys 190, Hadees 716)


Eyesight never weakens


Anyone who looks towards the sky after Wudu and recites Surah Al-Qadr, will never have weak eyesight,

(Mana’il-al-Quran, pp. 297)


Virtues of reciting Surah Al-Qadr 3 times after Wudu


It is stated in a Hadees: Anyone who recites Surah Al-Qadr once after Wudu, is among the Siddiqeen, anyone who recites it twice will be amongst the martyrs, and anyone who recites it three times, will be kept with Ambiya by Allah on Judgement Day. Kanal Ummal, vol. 9, pp. 112. Ragin 26085; Al-Haoui l-First-St., pp. 4021)


Du’a to be recited after Wudu


(Salat-“Alan-Nabi once before and after the Du’a)


If anyone recites the following Du’a after Wudu then it will be sealed and stored under ‘Arsh and will be handed over to him on Judgement Day.

(Sha ab-ul-Iman, wil. 3, pp. 21. May 2754)


سُبْحَنَكَ اللَّهُم وَبِحَمْدِكَ أَشْهَدُ أن لا إلهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ اسْتَغْفِرُكَ وَأَتُوبُ إِلَيْكَ


Translation: O Allah! You are Pure, all praise is for You. I testify that there is no Almighty other than You, I seek Your forgiveness and repent to you.


Recite also the following Du’a after Wudu: (Salat-“Alan-Nabi once before and after the prayer)


اللَّهُمَّ اجْعَلْنِي مِنَ التَّوَّابِينَ وَاجْعَلْنِي مِنَ الْمُتَطَهِرِينَ


Translation: O Allah! Make me amongst those who repent abundantly and make me amongst those who remain pure


Sunan ul Tirmezi 1 pp. 123. Hadees 551


I am Muhammad Adnan Khan Chunda. I am student(Talib e Ilm) Of Jamia Muhammadiya Hanfiya Sulamani Near Jatta Adda Naivela. I love To Teach You Islamic Information like Masail,Hadees and Quotes of Bazurgane din.

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