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Wudu involves washing the hands, mouth, nostrils, face, arms, head and feet.

  • Make niyyah (intention) to perform wudu and say Bismilla (In the name of God)
  • Wash your hands up to wrists (up to 3 times)
  • Take water into your mouth - Swish it around in your cheeks and the back of your throat to remove and remaining food (up to 3 times)
  • Inhale water into your nose and snort out sharply (up to 3 times)
  • Wash your face from hair line to chin (up to 3 times)
  • Wash your lower arms from wrists to elbows, leaving no part dry (up to 3 times)
  • Clean your head. This is known as "masah". Using your wet hands, gently wipe the entire head once, from the forehead to the back of the head.
  • Wipe your ears inside and out
  • Wash both of your feet. Clean up to the ankles and between toes (up to 3 times).
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Ghusl is to be performed after sexual intercourse, ejaculation and following menstruation. Ghusual involves Wudu but also washing the entire body including the head.

  • Washing both the hands up to the wrists.
  • Wash the private parts and remove dirt or filth from the body.
  • Perform wudu.
  • Wash the entire body making sure that the water reaches the roots of the hair and the places that it cannot reach easily, such as the armpits and backs of the knees* No part of the body including the head should remain dry
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Personal cleanliness is an important part of Islam, oral hygiene through cleaning the teeth with the use of a form of toothbrush called miswak is considered sunnah, the way of Prophet Muhammad.Ritual ablution is also very important, as observed by the practices of wudu, ghusl, and
it is preferable for Muslims to remove the hair directly below the navel (private parts) and under the arms also as trimming the nails once a week. Leaving hair and nails is permissible after 15 days and disliked after 40 days.
The best day for removing needless hair and cutting nails is Friday. It is permissible to use shaving cream to remove needless hair. Needless hair and nails should be buried to prevent illnesses from spreading.