Saturday, May 3, 2008

How to Perform Wudu

How to Perform Wudu
Before we begin to say As-Salah, we must make ourselves ready for it. We must make sure that our body, clothes an the place of As-Salah are clean. Cleansing parts of the body for the purpose of As-Salah(namaz) is called Wudu.

Allah (SWA) says in the Qur’an: “Oh you who believe, when you prepare for As-Salah, wash your faces and your hand to the elbows; rub your heads and wash your feet up to the ankles. And if you are unclean, purify yourself”. (Suratul Ma idah 5:6).

This verse clearly points out the compulsory aspects of wudu. These are:

Washing face
Washing hands up to elbows
Wiping head with wet palms
Washing feet up to ankles
There are also the Sunnah (Practice) of the Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh).
Wudu is a must for performing As-Salah, We cannot offer As-Salah(namaz) without making Wudu. The steps to take for Wudu are:

1. First make Niyyah (Intension) saying Bismillahir rahmanir rahim (In the name of Allah the most Merciful, the most Kind); then wash both hands up to the wrists three times making sure that water has reached between the fingers.
2. Next, put a handful of water into the month and rince it thoroughly three times
3. After this sniff water into the nostrils three times to clean them and then wash the tip of the nose.
4. Wash the face three times from right ear to left and from forehead to throat.
5. Wash the right arm and then left arm thoroughly from wrist to elbow three times.
6. Then move the wet palms of both hands over head, starting from the top of the forehead to the back of the head.
7. Then pass the wet tips of index fingers into the grooves and holes of both ears and also pass the wet thumbs behind the ears.
8. Next pass the backs of wet hands over the nape.
9. Finally, wash both feet to the ankles starting from the right foot making sure the water has reached between the toes and all other parts of the feet.

The following diagram shows the above mentioned steps:


At the end of all of the steps, recite:
Meaning: “I testify that there is no god but Allah and He is one and has no partner and I also testify that Muhammad is His servant and messenger.”

You should repeat your Wudu after:

Natural discharges, (e.g. urine, stool, wind and the like)
Flow of blood or pus from any part of the body
Full mouth vomiting
Falling asleep


Adhaan (Call to Prayer)

Fard (Compulsory) Salah should preferably be offered in the mosque in congregation. All other Salah can be offered privately at home. To call muslims to salah, the holy prophet Muhammad () introduced the system of adhaan in the first Hijra (Migration of the Prophet () to Madina. Adhaan signals that the time of Salah has arrived.

The person who gives Adhaan is called Mu’adhdhin (Caller).Allah says in the Quran “ Who speaks better than one who calls to Allah and acts righteously” (Hamim As-Sajdah 41:33).

Adhaan is called in the following manner:

Allahu Akbar (Allah is the greatest)
Allahu Akbar (Allah is the greatest)
Allahu Akbar (Allah is the greatest)
Allahu Akbar (Allah is the greatest)
Ashadudu an la ilaha illallah ( I testify that there is no god but Allah)
Ashadudu an la ilaha illallah ( I testify that there is no god but Allah)
Ashhadu anna muhammadar rasulullah ( I testify that Muhammad () is Allah’s messenger)
Ashhadu anna muhammadar rasulullah ( I testify that Muhammad () is Allah’s messenger)
Hayya Alas salah (Rush to Salah)
Hayya Alas salah (Rush to Salah)
Hayya Alal falah (rush to success)
Hayya Alal falah (rush to success)
Allahu Akbar (Allah is the greatest)
Allahu Akbar (Allah is the greatest)
La ilaha illal lah (There is no god but Allah)
During the Adhan for Fajr Salah the following words are added after Hayya ‘alal falah:
Assalatu khairum minan nawm (Salah is better than sleep)
Assalatu khairum minan nawm (Salah is better than sleep)



Du’a’ after Adhan

Allahhumma rabba hadhihid da’watit tammah, wassala til Qa’imah, ati Muhammadanil wasilata wl fadilata wd darajatar rafi’ah, waab ‘athhu mqamum mahmuda alladhi wa’ad tahu wa arzuqna shafa’atahu yawmal qiamah, innaka la tukhliful mi’ad.

Meaning: ‘O Allah , Lord of this complete call, and prayer of ours, grant Muhammad the right of intercession, most favoured and excellent position and raise him to the praiseworthy place that you have promised him and bestow us his intercession on the day of judgement, for you do not fail in your promise.

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