16 // Voodoo Irtimasi

Ruling 279 – Minor ritual ablution (wudu) can be done in another way, different from the one described above. A person, with the intention of performing a small ablution, can completely immerse his face and hands in water. Or, after immersing the face and hands in water, take them out with the intention of performing a small ablution. And after that, wipe the head and feet. This way of performing a small ablution is called “wudu-irtimasi”.

Ruling 280 – When performing wudu irtimasa, the face and both hands must be washed from top to bottom. Therefore, when immersing the face and hands in water, it is necessary to acquire the intention to perform “wudu-irtimasi”, and then immerse the face in water, starting from the forehead. And after that, immerse your hands in the water, starting from the elbows. If a person acquires the intention of committing “wudu-irtimasi” while removing his face and hands from the water, then he must first remove his face, starting from the forehead, and then his hands, starting from the elbows.

Rule 281 – In order for the wiping of the head and feet not to be done with water from the outside when performing wudu irtimasa, it is necessary, in the process of performing wudu irtimasa, to acquire the intention that after taking the hands out of the water and until then, as long as the water remains on the hands, this water will be considered the water of minor ablution. Otherwise, the accuracy of wiping the head and feet will be questionable.

Ruling 282 – It is permissible to perform a small ablution of some parts of the body in the way of “wudu-irtimasi” and other parts in the usual way. But it is desirable to constantly wash the left hand in the usual way, and not in the “voodoo-irtimasi” way. So that when wiping the head and the upper surface of the feet there are no difficulties with the faithfulness of a small ablution.