How many fard (compulsory) acts are there in Wudu?
A: There are four fard actions in Wudu. If any of these are not performed completely then one’s Wudu will not be valid. The four fard actions are:
- Washing the entire face
- Washing the arms including the elbows
- Doing masah (wiping) of a quarter of the head
- Washing the feet including the ankles
And Allah knows best.
Imam Ahmad Rida Khan رحمة الله تعالى عليه
Dr Musharraf Hussain Al-Azhari
Director of British Fatwa Council