As mentioned previously wudhu is a spiritual process, and as such there are recommended duas to be recited at the various stages of wudhu. Please see below:At the beginning of wudhu:In the name of Allah, and for Allah; All praise is for Allah who made water Tahir and not Najis.At the time of washing the hands:O Allah! Place me amongst those who ask for forgiveness and those who are Tahir.At the time of rinsing the mouth:O Allah! Enable me to answer correctly on the day of meeting You and open my tongue for Your praise.At the time of rinsing the nose:O Allah! Do not keep me away from the fragrance of Jannat, and let me be one of those who will smell its fragrance, its refreshment and its perfume.At the time washing the face:O Allah! Brighten my face on the day when the faces will turn dark, and do not darken my face on the day when the faces are bright.At the time of washing the right arm:O Allah! Place my book of deeds in my right hand and a permanent stay in paradise on my left, and make my reckoning an easy one.At the time of washing the left arm:O Allah! Do not place my book of deeds in my left hand nor on my back and do not make it hang around my neck. And I seek refuge with You from the blazing fire.At the time of Masah of the head:O Allah! Cover me with Your mercy, Your blessings and Your pardon.At the time of Masah of the feet:O Allah! Keep me firm on the bridge (to paradise) on the day when the feet will slip, and help me in my efforts to do things which will please You, O Glorious and Mighty!
Wudhu is the specific method of washing yourself before you pray. It was taught by our Holy Prophet Muhammad (saaw) after he came back from Me'raj.Allah says in the Holy Quran, Sura Al-Ma-idah in verse 6:"O you who believe! When you get ready for Salaat, wash your faces, wash your hands upto (and including) the elbows, and wipe (a part of) your heads, and (a part of ) your feet to the ankles." Wudhu is not only needed for prayers, but also for:•Certain acts during Hajj and Umra (pilgrimage to Mecca) •Touching the writing of the Holy Quran •Touching the names of Allah(swt) •Touching the names of the Ma'sumeen(as) It is recommended to be in wudhu as much of the time as possible, it is especially recommended to perform wudhu before going to sleep, or when you are angry as wudhu helps you to calm down.As a muslim it is important to keep yourself clean at all times. Performing wudhu has a deeper spiritual meaning and is not performed for physical cleanliness. If a muslim wants to perform wudhu, but they are not clean, then they should wash first then perform the ablution. Before doing wudhu you should make sure that the parts of your body that are involved in wudhu (face, arms, head, feet) have nothing on them which would stop the water getting there. For example, plaster, nail varnish, rings, watch, socks. In addition ensure that your hair is dry.Now we will explain how to perform wudhu, see the Quranic ayat above 5:6.Some of the actions in wudhu are obligatory, this means that they have to be performed in order for the wudhu to be valid.Other actions of wudhu are recommended which means if they are not performed then the wudhu is still valid, but if they are performed then there are extra rewards inshaAllah.We have made the distinction below between the obligatory and recommended acts, so you can choose to start by learning the obligatory acts only, and then if you wish introduce the recommended acts later. Or you may want to learn both the obligatory and recommended acts from the start.