A Malaysian company has invented a machine it says will help Muslims purify themselves before prayers without excessively wasting water.
The machine comes with automatic sensors and basins to curb water usage during wudu. The new machine will be available in the next six months and cost $3,000-$4,000 a piece. The device, which also emits recorded Quranic verses and is 1.65 meters (5 ft 4.96 in) tall, only uses 1.3 liters (0.3 gallons) of water compared to the conventional methods, which usually involve leaving faucets running for the duration of the washing ritual, which can last for several minutes.