When a man washes his hand, he must wash his heart clean of wordly things.
When he puts water in his mouth, he must purify his mouth from the mention of other than Allah.
When he washes his face, he must turn from all familiar things and turn towards Allah.
When he wipes his head, he must resign his affairs to Allah.
When he washes his feet, he must not form the intention of taking his stand on anything except according to the command of Allah.
So, he will be purified twice.
- Saint Ali bin Usman al-Hujwiri
Pic: Ablution area at Masjid Kapitan Keling, Penang's oldest mosque.