Wudu’ (Ablution)

Allah revealed:

قال الله تعالى:

{ يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِذَا قُمْتُمْ إِلَى الصَّلاةِ فَاغْسِلُوا وُجُوهَكُمْ وَأَيْدِيَكُمْ إِلَى الْمَرَافِقِ وَامْسَحُوا بِرُءُوسِكُمْ وَأَرْجُلَكُمْ إِلَى الْكَعْبَيْنِ }

This verse from the Qur’an means: “O you who believe, if you stand up for prayer, wash your faces and arms up to [and including] the elbows and wet wipe [part of] your heads and wash your feet up to [and including] the ankles.” (al-Ma’idah, 6)

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Wudu’ (Ablution) has obligatory and recommended parts. The obligatory parts are those parts which if left out the wudu’ is not valid. The recommended parts are those parts which if left out the wudu’ would still be valid, but one misses out on that reward. The wudu’ must be made with water only.