The following six pillars are obligatory; if any are missed the ablution is invalid.
- Washing the face including the mouth and nostrils
- Washing the hands up to and including the elbow
- Wiping the head including the ears
- Washing the feet up to and including the ankles
- At-Tarteeb – to perform the wudu’ in order
- Al- Muwalah – don’t leave a big time gap between the wudu’ parts, where the last washed part becomes dry before washing the next part.