Originally Posted by limitless
What it means by properly is in regard to the sunnat and the wajib part of the wudu'
1st-u said the basmallah and clean ur right hand till the wrist 3 times..next is the left hand (sunnat)
2nd-gurgle water inside ur mouth 3 times (sunnat)
3rd-fill ur nose with water and something like sneezing it out (sunnat)
4th-wash(more like cleaning) ur face 3 times (wajib)
5th-wash ur right hand 3 times until ur elbow and then the left one (wajib)
6th-the hair on your forehead..3 times (wajib)
7th-your ears 3 times(sunnat)
8th-ur feet till ankle 3 times (right to left)
this should be done without comitting into a converstion or thinking of something else..(there are 7 ways to get god ablution according to imam al-ghazali but i can't remember all)
then about how to concentrate in your solat when reciting the ayaat.. u have to feel as if u r in front of Allah Taala and He is looking at you and listening to every word you said wether u said it with full meaning or just saying it while thinking of something else..
according to imam al-ghazali(again..i've been reading his book) to get khusyu'(fully undistracted), u have to recite surah an-nas b4 ur solat.. take a deep breath and think of only doing the solat (any of the five). try it, insyaAllah, u may not get distracted in ur solat.