Importance of Wudu - الوضوء‎


Wudu (Ablution) is Arabic which means the specific action of washing certain body parts. In these body parts hands, mouth, face, arms, nostrils, arms, and feet included. In religion Islam, wudu has great importance. Muslims are required to perform wudu before offering the prayer five times a day.

Cleanliness is important not only for the religious perspective but scientifically it is proved that wudu is the most appropriate practice to purify the organs of human body. Every Muslim performs wudu (ablution) before offering prayers. It is a simple, certain and obligatory pattern of washing one's body parts with which they start their prayers.

Muslims pray directly to Allah and believe that, out of humility and respect for the Almighty, one should prepare to do so with a clean heart, mind, and body. Muslims only pray when they are in a ritual state of purity, free from any physical impurities or uncleanliness. To this end, ritual ablutions (called wudu) are necessary before each formal prayer if one is in a state of impurity. During ablution, a Muslim washes the parts of the body that are generally exposed to dirt and grime.

Mount Royal University has accommodated, provided and designated a space called Ablution Stations to ensure safety (as a wet floor can be a cause of injury) and allow students to engage in this ritual in a manner which is suitable.


  • W208A (male)
  • W208B (female) locations wudu_washing_mapimage