The Fundamentals of Practicing Hygiene in Islam

ANY culture must recognize the importance of cleanliness and hygiene. Every religion and culture emphasize the value of cleanliness. In the past, people valued cleanliness as one of the critical indicators of a society’s or civilization’s progress.

Islam places a strong focus on maintaining bodily and spiritual purity. In Islam, physical cleanliness and purity are connected to spiritual purity. More importantly, it is said that cleanliness is a crucial element of religion.

Unfortunately, this essential and potent element of our faith does not manifest itself in our culture. To incorporate this important Islamic principle into our daily lives, we must consider our individual and societal behaviors seriously.

Some areas that lack essential hygiene conformity by individuals include:

  • Garbage throwing in parks, streets, and other public spaces has become customary in our culture. Public trash cans are rarely found. Dustbins are installed; however, people need to use them properly. Instead, they favor tossing trash outside of them.
  • It has been noticed that people clean their homes and businesses before dumping their trash on the street without thinking about the consequences. Even pupils at prestigious institutions expel waste onto the ground when trash cans are nearby. This demonstrates how we feel about cleanliness and hygiene.
  • The practice of openly spitting is another one that is widespread in our society. People spit even from moving vehicles without considering the pedestrians crossing the road. This behavior is unsightly in addition to having an impact on the environment.
  • The awful state of public restrooms is another issue that needs attention. Because there aren’t enough public restrooms, it’s difficult for people to satisfy their need for the outdoors. The few existing restrooms are in such terrible shape that no one can use them.

Plenty of other instances may be used to illustrate how poorly our society is kept clean and hygienic. Therefore, deliberate efforts are required to address this issue. 

The basic hygiene practices of doing Ghusl before prayers to purify the body, mind, and spirit of contaminants one is exposed to daily were one of the main reasons the Wudu Wash was developed.

What is Ghusl

Let’s learn another crucial concept before moving on to the proper approach to do Ghusl. Both Ghusl for men and Ghusl for women must include wudu. It is an act of partial ablution (washing) carried out during Ghusl dua.

The Islamic practice of wudu involves washing one’s body parts. It is a form of ritual cleansing that entails four required actions: washing the face, both arms down to the elbows and tips of the fingers, wiping the head, and washing both feet down to the ankles.

A full-body purifying ritual, Ghusl must be performed before prayers and after a period or sexual activity. Ghusl is a significant part of the Umrah trip. It is a crucial step in getting ready to enter God’s house. Islam outlines the proper manner to wash oneself before entering the Ihram state for the Hajj or Umrah pilgrimage and before beginning the Eid and Jumma prayers.

How to Perform Ghusl

While there are no written rules, the general practice of Ghusl includes the following requirements:

  • One must recite the Ghusl Dua or declare their intention, or Niyyah, by stating, “I am performing Jannaba to become pure,” before taking a purification bath, or Ghusl.
  • It should be performed in a quiet area, while seated or standing, and away from the Qibla (the direction of the Kaaba).
  • It is also said that one should utilize enough water while taking a ritual bath and keep quiet.

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The Wudu Wash greatly simplifies the Ghusl procedure. The dual-level wudu basin has a bottom basin for compact foot washing for wudu and an upper basin for washing hands in one unit. Its accommodating design is perfect for a range of people, including children and wheelchair users. Installing one in any area is easy. Connect with us today!

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