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Fards Of Ablution

There are four fards of ablution in the Hanafî Madhhab: To wash the face once; to wash the two arms together with the elbows once; to apply masah on one-fourth of the head, that is, to rub a wet hand softly on it; to wash the feet, together with the ankle-bones on both sides once. [According to the Shafi'i and Malikî madhhabs niyyat (intention) and tartîb (order) are fard. In Shafi'î one should intend while washing the face. The ablution will not become sahîh if one intends before the water touches the face.] It is fard to wash the beard on the face and chin. Washing the hanging part of the beard is fard in three madhhabs.