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The Fard acts of Wudu


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:

  1. Washing the entire face
  2. Washing the arms including the elbows
  3. Doing masah (wiping) of a quarter of the head
  4. 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