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said: Uthman b. `Affancalled for ablution water and this is how he performed theablution. He washed his hands thrice. He then rinsed his mouthand cleaned his nose with water (three times). He then washedhis face three times, then washed his right arm up to theelbow three times, then washed his left arm like that, thenwiped his head; then washed his right foot up to the anklethree times, then washed his left foot like that, and thensaid: I saw the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him)perform ablution like this ablution of mine. Then theMessenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: He whoperforms ablution like this ablution of mine and then stood up(for prayer) and offered two rak`ahs of prayer withoutallowing his thoughts to be distracted, all his previous sinsare expiated. Ibn Shihab said: Our scholars remarked: This isthe most complete of the ablutions performed for prayer.