The Second Pillar: Prayer
From its conditions is purity, which is to be performed:
You must acquaint yourself with purification, which is of three kind.
First, Wudhu (Ablution):
It isa compulsory ode of purification that is performed after the lesserhadath(matters that cause one to exit from a state of purity) occurs. Examples of the lesserhadathoccurring are when one urinates, defecates, passes wind, falls into a deep sleep, oreats the meat of a camel.
How to Perform Wudhu.
Make intention in your heart, and not with your tongue, to perform wudhu, not for his prayer, and not any of his other acts of worship. And because Allah Almighty knows what is in our hearts, He doesn't needto be informed of it verbally.
Begin with Allah's Name, saying, "Bismillah (In the Name of Allah)."
Next, Wash your hands three times.
Put water in your mouth, shake it, and then expel it. After you put a handful of water in your mouth, moving that hand upwards, inhale through your nose the water that remains in your hand (exaggerate when you inhale, unless you are fasting), and then blow the water out through your nose, slightly squeezing the two sides of your nose, making sure all of the water comes out.Repeat this process three times.
Wash your face three - in terms of width, from one ear to the other; and in terms of length, from where the hair on your head begins to grow to the bottom of your beard.
Then wash your hands and forearms three times - fromthe tips of your fingers until- and including - your elbows. Begin with the right arm, and then move on to the left one.
Wipe your head once with your wet hands; pass them over your head moving the front of your...