What are the recommended sunnah acts of wudu’ (ablution)?

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  • Using siwaak
  • Running water through fingers and toes
  • Exaggerated sniffing and blowing out through nostrils (for the one not fasting)
  • Repeating actions of ablution three times
  • Beginning with the right side
  • Elongating the streaks of light from the traces of ablution on the Day of Judgement
  • By washing complete forehead in addition to washing the face
  • By washing above the elbows on the arms
  • By washing above the ankles of the feet
  • Minimizing use of water; avoiding wasting water

Supplication after ablution:

“I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped except Allah alone, Who has no partners, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and messenger.”

أشهد أن لا إله إلا الله وأشهد أن محمداً عبده ورسوله

“Oh Allah, how perfect are You, I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except You. I seek Your forgiveness and turn to You in repentance.” سبحانك اللهم وبحمدك، اشهد ان لا اله الا انت، استغفرك واتوب اليك

“Oh Allah, make me among those who turn to You in repentance, and make me among those who are purified.” اللهم اجعلني من التوابين واجعلني من المتطهرين

Praying two rak’ahs after ablution


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