16 Let Him That Findeth No Water For Ablution
repeat five times the words
In the Name of God, the Most Pure, the Most Pure, and then proceed to
his devotions. 10
Ablutions are to be performed by the believer in preparation for the
offering of obligatory prayer. They consist of washing the hands and face.
If water is unavailable, the repetition five times of the specifically
revealed verse is prescribed. See note 34 for a general discussion of
Antecedents in earlier Dispensations for the provision of substitute
procedures to be followed when no water is available are found in the
Qur'an and in the Arabic Bayan.
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