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Disclaimer: the word khushoo’ that was used extensively in the Part I will variably be referred to from here on as; “concentration”, “that focus” “the zone”, “that feeling” “attention”, “devotion”, “single-mindedness”, “engrossment”, “intensity” or any other term that fits these meanings.
 

Part I: Introduction

Part II: Wudu


Recall your most recent wrong actions and ask for forgiveness as you wash each body part “responsible”.

Abu Hurayra reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "When the Muslim - or believing - slave does wudu' and washes his face, every wrong thing at which his eyes have looked leaves with the water - or with the last drop of water. When he washes his hands every wrong thing, which his hands have touched, leaves with the water - or with the last drop of water. When he washes his feet. every wrong thing to which his feet have walked leaves with the water – or with the last drop of water, until he emerges cleansed of sins." [Muslim]

And that is all it takes to get you in the zone. Recall your most recent wrong actions and ask for forgiveness as you wash each body part “responsible”. While rinsing your mouth, think of all the insults/backbiting/lies/questionable food/flirting that you’ve done and ask for forgivness. While washing your face and eyes, think of everything you’ve looked at with envy/all the Manchester United you watched instead of a better team/all the times you only lowered your gaze halfway and ask for forgiveness. Repeat this with every part you wash and you will feel the difference afterwards. Try it. It really helps.

As far as the actual method of wudu goes, your local scholar or imam can guide you. Alternatively, just watch this video here. The video shows a Sheikh demonstrating how he learnt to make wudu from his teacher; who learnt it from his teacher who learnt it from his teacher and this continues all the way to the Prophet (pbuh). To rephrase that, what you’re seeing is a method of wudu’ passed down from a veritable line of teachers that continues upwards to the Prophet.

Now that you’re actually interested in watching it, here’s the link again (since you didn’t click it earlier).


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