Things you should do before prayer
1. Make sure you have valid wudoo
2. Stand facing the direction of Qibla (which muslims stand while praying)
3. Women must cover the entire body except the face🧕and the hands ✋🤚
Let’s see what is Wudoo? How & When it’s done? 👇🏼👇🏼
What is Ablution (Wudoo)?🌸
☘Wudoo is translated as ablution, it is done before certain acts of worship. It is basically washing of one’s face🧔, hands 🙌and arms💪, then wiping the head 👱♂and ears 👂, and finally washing the feet 🦶.
Before praying you must have a valid wudoo🌺
Wudoo (Ablution) is done in the following order👇👇
1_Make intention (Niyyah)to perform Wudoo , and say “Bismillah” (in the name of Allah) before starting
🍃Niyyah is the Islamic concept of performing an act for the sake of Allah. To truly perform wudu, you should center yourself and quiet your thoughts, focusing seriously on what you are doing (intending to perform wudu(ablution)).
🌺Niyyah is not said out loud and should be made in the heart; focusing on the phrase “Bismillah” (in the name of Allah) is a good way to accomplish the necessary centering. Say it out loud or silently to yourself, whichever makes you comfortable.
2_Wash your hands🙌
☘Use your left hand to wash your right hand. Do this three times(3). After that, use your right hand to wash your left hand three times. Make sure to wash in between your fingers and all the way up to your wrists.
3_Take water into your mouth
🌻 Use your right hand to cup water into your mouth three times. Swish it around in your cheeks. Do this thoroughly.
4_ Inhale water into your nose👃
🍀Use your right hand to cup water and inhale it into your nose and blow out three times. Snort sharply and abruptly without taking too much water into your nose and choking yourself. If you cannot inhale water into your nose, you can wet your fingers and put water on the lower part of your nostrils.
🌸Make sure to use safe water to perform this ritual; in some warmer areas of the world, water may contain naegleria fowleri, an amoeba that, if inhaled into the nostrils, can cause a rare but usually fatal type of brain infection. Even tap water (usually in third world and developing countries) may be contaminated; to avoid this illness, boil water for one minute (three minutes at higher elevations) and leave it to cool before rinsing your nose with the water. 🌼💐
5_Wash your face. 🧔
Wash your face three times by spreading your hands from your right ear to the left, and from the hairline to the chin.
6_Wash your lower arms from wrists to elbows, leaving no part dry
🌺From your wrist to your elbow, wash your right arm with your left hand three times and then wash your left arm with your right hand three times.
If you have a cast, you are allowed to simply wipe over it instead.
7_ Clean your head.
🌼 This is known as “maseh”. Using your wet hands, gently wipe the entire head once, from the forehead to the back of the head, and wipe it again forward from the back of the head to the forehead.
8_Wipe your ears inside and out.👂
🌸Use your thumb to clean behind your ears from the bottom upward. This is also done one time.
9_Wash both of your feet
🌸Clean up to the ankles and be sure water goes between the toes. Use your pinky finger and go through each toe to eliminate anything between. Start with your right foot and scrub each foot three times.
10_Memorize the order.
🌸 Wudu should be performed one after another (Tarthib), so it is important that you know the order of the steps so that you can follow them accurately.
11_Once you are done, recite the du’as after wudu. 🤲
🌸 Ash-hadu ‘an laa ‘ilaaha ‘I’ll allaah wahdahu laa shareeka lahu wa ‘ash-hadu ‘anna Muhammadan ‘abduhu wa Rasooluhu.
🍀Allaahummaj’alnee minat-tawwaabeena waj’alnee minal-mutatahhireen.
🌺Subhaanaka Allaahumma wa bihamdika, ‘ash-hadu ‘an laa ‘ilaaha ‘illaa ‘Anta, ‘Astagh firuka wa ‘atoobu ‘ilayk..
In English, I testify that there is no one worthy of worship besides Allah. He is all by Himself and has no partner and I testify that Muhammad ﷺ is Allah’s servant and Rasul (Messenger) O Allah, count me (include me) among those who seek forgiveness and amongst those who stay clean O Allah, You are pure, I praise You and testify that only You are worthy of worship and I seek forgiveness from You I turn to You for repentance”.
Your wudu becomes invalid by the following:
(1) Breaking wind.
(3) Defecation (passing feces).
(4) Deep sleep.
👆🏼These things are considered to ‘invalidate’ or ‘break’ ablution (wudoo).
🌷For example, you must perform ablution after waking up in the morning to pray your morning prayer because sleeping “breaks” the ablution.🌟🌟🌟
🌷 After using the toilet, you have to perform ablution before you can perform prayer because urinating and defecating “break” the ablution.
🌻🎁As long as your wudoo is valid and not broken, you can pray , even if you prayed the five prayers with the same wudoo, the condition is to be a Valid Wudoo
-Qibla is the direction of prayer , meaning, you must stand facing the qibla then start the prayer
👉🏼Use the application to determine the qibla direction from your place or use google search, type: “Qibla direction (name of your country) “
What is the direction of qibla?🌟
🕌🕌 Qibla is the direction facing
“Al Kaaba”🕋 , in city if Makkah.
👉🏼Makkah is a city in saudy Arabia, This is where The prophet Muhammad peace and blessings of Allah be upon him was born , And this is the place where the holy Quran was revealed . In Makkah, located the Sacred Mosque 🕌 ,This is the first mosque built for people on earth Allah say in th Quran-meaning-
🌺“Verily, the first House (of worship) appointed for mankind was that at Bakkah (Makkah), full of blessing, and a guidance for al-‘aalameen (mankind and jinns).” [Aal ‘Imraan 3:96].
inside the mosque is something called Ka’aba , it is a huge black cube , Ka’aba is the direction which Muslims Face when praying
*Note that we are not worshipping Al kaaba , it is just a direction to unite the direction of prayer.
These Applications can help you to find correct direction of Qibla in your country 🕌🕌🕌🕌