Allah is our Creator. He is the most Beneficent and merciful. The purpose of every worship of Muslims is to connect with Almighty Allah and prayer is the best way. Islam teaches us to contact Allah five times a day with the help of prayer. Offering Salah has many medical advantages apart from spiritual benefits. Click here to read. The first and foremost step of performing prayer is to perform ablution. As it is obligatory to offer salah five times a day and eventually perform Wudu five times also.
We must perform the first step of prayer in the right way. Many people make a lot of mistakes while performing Wudu. I am mentioning few common mistakes here so that you can evaluate your method of performing ablution.
These were few mistakes that I observed when my fellow Muslims used to do ablution. If you have also observed some negligence other than this, please write in the comment section. So, other Muslims can also know about them and correct themselves.
Now I am explaining the correct method of doing ablution. If you are a new Muslim or you are enthusiastic about evaluating your Wudu method, this blog will help you. Here arises the question of how to perform Wudu? And the best answer to this question is that we should perform in the same way as Holy Prophet (PBUH) performed. So, here is the correct method according to the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (PBUH).
Cleanliness of Water and dress: In Islam, cleanliness holds a special status and it is called half of faith. So, cleanliness is necessary while performing ablution. You should wear clean clothes and the water that you are using for ablution must be clean. Clean water does not mean distilled or filter water. It means natural water that is running out of your tap. It should not contain some filth or dirt.
Washing of your private parts: Whenever anyone urinates or defecates, it is necessary to wash private parts with water. The same is necessary before performing ablution.
Perform ablution with a pure intention from heart and remembrance of Allah:
Prayer is a process to remember Allah and connect Him. The first step of Salah, Wudu should also be completed with his remembrance. Make a mindful understanding that your prayer is started now. Remember your Creator and start your worship.
After these pre-ablution actions, you should follow these few steps.