In the Name of Allah, The Most Gracious, Most Merciful


 Dear Dr. Nabulsi

If I want to make wudu'u and make nia (intention) in my heart, is it ok if I say it verbally? Some people here in the USA are telling me that you can't say it verbally or silently and they are saying its bed'aa.

 Thank you


 Dear sister,

 The place of intention is the heart. However, if you perform wudu' and say your intention verbally, your wudu' is right and there is no problem inshaallah.

 Best regards

Praise be to Allah, the Lord of Creations