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Salamun Alaykum,

The following question is answered from Syed Seestani's Islamic Laws


Abbas Jaffer
Moderator - 'Aalim Network



Can you please tell regarding wudhu: if I put water on my face several
times and then wipe the face, is that regarded as the first washing?
Or do I have to pour water on my face only once and wipe?


In Rule 254, Syed Seestani says:

254. * While performing Wudhu, it is obligatory to wash the face and the 
hands once, and it is recommended to wash them twice. Washing them 
three or more times is haraam. As regards to which washing should be 
treated as the first, it will depend upon washing the face and hand
leaving no room for precaution, with the niyyat of Wudhu. So, if he pours 
water on his face ten times with the intention of the first washing, there is 
no harm, but when he will then wash with the niyyat of Wudhu, it will be 
called the first time. Thus, he can go on pouring water on his face several 
times, and in the final wash, make the niyyat of Wudhu. But if he follows
procedure, then the face and the hands should be washed once only, as an
obligatory precaution . 

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