Sufi Practices


Wudu makes a person clean, preparing them for prayer and other practices, by a symbolic washing away of sins. It is a process of washing of the body, as taught by the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, to his Companions. that purifies the soul.

Wudu is a way of washing your hands, face, head, mouth, nose, forearms to your elbows and feet, whilst keeping your clothes on, so that it can be done on a regular basis whilst going about your normal daily activities. Pure water needs to be used and it is started by saying, ‘In the Name of God, all praises are due to God.’

The Prophet said, “When a believer washes his face in Wudu, every sin he contemplated with his eyes will be washed away from his face with the water; when he washes his hands, every sin he carried out will be washed away by the water; and when he washes his feet, every sin towards which he walked will be washed away with the water, with the result that one comes out from wudu, pure from all sins.”

Grandshaykh Abdullah ad-Daghestani, the 39th Shaykh in the Naqshbandi Sufi Golden Chain said, “if someone is washing once a day it gives strength to their body and soul. By only keeping this, they will reach a destination in ten years, that would normally take twenty years. It gives rest to souls and peace in hearts. It give spiritual power and gives us more light.”