Religious Studies KS2: The washing ritual, 'Wudu'

Kaisan, 12, from London, demonstrates how he washes before prayer, using the washing ritual called 'Wudu'.

In the mosque washroom, we see Kaisan wash his hands up to the wrist, wash his mouth and nose, and his face, arms, head and feet in the way that Muslims do all over the world.

This is from the series: My Life, My Religion: Islam.

Teacher Notes

Teach the class that Muslims have a habit of washing five times every day before prayer, which is a habit that is both practical (it helps you to be clean) and spiritual (it reminds you that Allah is the Creator, and when humans come to speak to God, being clean in body is a symbol of being pure in our spiritual lives too).

Curriculum Notes

These clips will be relevant for teaching Religious Education at KS2 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and First and Second Level in Scotland.

What is Islam?
video
Ramadan and Eid-al-Fitr
video
The Muslim pilgrimage, Hajj
video
Prayer in Islam
video
The Qur'an
video
The Mosque
video
Being a young Muslim
video
The Hijab
video