The Office of the Supreme Leader

To Wash Wuḍū’ Parts Three Times

Q: I have been told that one can pour only two handfuls of water on the face during wuḍū’, and a third one will invalidate the wuḍū’, is that correct?
A: Washing wuḍū’ parts is obligatory for the first time and permissible for the second time. But there is no shar‘ī proof to wash it for the third time. The criterion in determining each time is one’s intention. Therefore, if somebody pours two or more handfuls of water on his face as the first time, there is nothing wrong with it.
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