ISLAM, CLEANLINESS AND CORONA VIRUS

Quran, Islam, holy book

The world is baffled by the widespread Corona Virus, everyone is worried about how to deal with this Virus. The only way to protect yourself from this virus is to adopt simple hygienic routine which Islam had taught us hundreds of years ago.

Here are some simple Islamic hygienic practices which will help you to protect yourself from deadly viruses and diseases.

FOR MUSLIMS CLEANLINESS AND PURITY IS HALF OF FAITH.

Abu Malik Al-Ash’ari (RA) reported:

The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “Purity is half of imaan (faith). (Sahih Muslim) Book 16, Hadith 6.

Abu Sufyan RA said:

“Abu Ayyub Al-Ansari, Jabir bin ‘Abdullah RA, and Anas bin Malik RA told me that when this Verse: “In it (the mosque) are men who love to clean and to purify themselves. And Allah loves those who make themselves clean and pure.” was revealed, the Messenger of Allah said: ‘O Ansar! Allah has praised you for your cleanliness. What is the nature of your cleanliness?’ They said: ‘We perform ablution for prayer  and we take bath to cleanse ourselves of impurity due to sexual activity, and we clean ourselves with water (after urinating). He said: ‘This is what it is. So adhere to it.'”

Sunan Ibn Majah » The Book of Purification and its Sunnah : Vol. 1, Book 1, Hadith 355

BRUSH YOUR TEETH AND STAY CLEAN.

Narrated Anas RA:

Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “I have told you repeatedly to use the Siwak. (The Prophet (ﷺ) put emphasis on the use of the Siwak.)

Sahih al-Bukhari 888 : Vol. 2, Book 13, Hadith 13

Narrated Hudhaifa RA:

Whenever the Prophet (ﷺ) got up at night, he used to clean his mouth with Siwak.

Sahih al-Bukhari 245  : Vol. 1, Book 4, Hadith 246

WASH YOUR HANDS BEFORE AND AFTER EATING.

Salmaan Faarisi RA says:

Muhammad saw said: “Wudu before and after eating (washing the hands and mouth) increases blessings.”‏ (Shama’il Muhammadiyah » Rasoolullah Performing Wudu At The Time Of Eating : Book 26, Hadith 178)

CUT THE NAILS, SHAVE THE PUBIC HAIR AND ARMPIT HAIR

Abu Hurairah RA said:

“The Messenger of Allah said: ‘The deeds connected to the Fitrah are five (or five things are connected to the Fitrah): circumcision, shaving the pubic hairs, clipping the nails, plucking the armpit hairs and trimming the mustache.’

Sunan Ibn Majah » The Book of Purification and its Sunnah  : Vol. 1, Book 1, Hadith 292

STAY CLEAN WITH WUDU (ABLUTION)

Abdullah bin Zaid RA narrated that:

“The Prophet performed Wudu. So he washed his face three times, and washed his hands two times each, and wiped his head, and  washed his feet [two times].”‏

Jami` at-Tirmidhi 47 : Vol. 1, Book 1, Hadith 47

Abu Asad b. ‘Amr said:

I asked Anas bin Malik RA about ablution. He replied: The Prophet (ﷺ) performed ablution for each prayer and we offered (many) prayers with the same ablution.

Sunan Abi Dawud : Book 1, Hadith 171

BATHING – DOING GHUSL

Samurah bin Jundah RA narrated that :

Allah’s Messenger said: “Whoever performs Wudu on Friday, then he will receive the blessing, and whoever performs Ghusl then Ghusl is more virtuous.”

Jami` at-Tirmidhi: Vol. 1, Book 4, Hadith 497

WASHING YOUR PRIVATE PARTS EVERY TIME AFTER PASSING STOOL OR URINATING

Narrated Maimuma RA:

Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) poured water over his private parts and washed them with his left hand. He then struck his hand against the earth. (Bulugh al-Maram 120 : Book 1, Hadith 129)

Abu Qatadah RA said:

The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Do not touch your private parts with your right hand while urinating, nor for washing or cleaning (your private  parts); and do not breathe into the drinking vessel from which you drink.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]. : Book 18, Hadith 1648

DO NOT DRINK DIRECTLY FROM BOTTLE AND DO NOT BREATHE INTO VESSEL

It was narrated that Ibn ‘Abbas RA said:

“The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) forbade breathing into the vessel.”‏

(Sunan Ibn Majah » Chapters on Drinks : Vol. 4, Book 30, Hadith 3428)

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