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Before we can begin to say Salah, we must first prepare ourselves. This preparation includes making sure we are clean, and this is done by carrying out Wudu. (Oblution)

Wudu, (Oblution) is essential for performing Salah, we cannot offer our Salah without first making Wudu. These are the steps to take:

  1. First make Niyyah (Intention) 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 mouth and rinse 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 three times.
  4. Wash the face three times from right ear to left ear and from forehead to throat.
  5. Wash the right arm and then left arm thoroughly from wrist to elbow three times.
  6. The moves the palm of the wet hand over head, starting from the top of forehead to the back and pass both hands over the back of the head to the neck.
  7. Next, rub wet fingers into the grooves of both ears and holes and also pass the wet thumbs behind the ear.
  8. Next pass the backs of wet hands over the nape.
  9. Finally wash both feet to the ankles starting from the right and making sure that water has reached between the toes and all other parts of the feet.

At the end of the steps recite:

"Ash hadu an la ilaha illal lahu wahdahu la sharikalahu wa ash hadu anna muhammadan abduhuwa rasuluhu."

This means:

"I bear witness there is no god but Allah and He is one and has no partner and I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and messenger."