Ablution And Health Purity

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Allah SWT says; “O believers, when you stand up to pray, wash your faces, and your hands up to the elbows, and wipe your heads, and your feet up to the ankles. If you are defiled, purify yourselves…” (Quran, 5:6)

Ablution is not just cleaning the external organs several times a day before prayers. The psychological and spiritual impact felt by the Muslim after ablution is deeper than words can express, particularly when perfecting ablution.

Ablution plays an important role in the life of the Muslim, as it keeps him always in a state of vitality, vigilance and fitness. The Prophet (SAWW) said; “He who performs ablution, and perfects it, his sins would come out from his body, till they pass out from under his nails.”

a) Rinsing the mouth. Modern science has proved that rinsing the mouth protects the mouth and throat from inflammation and the gums from suppuration (pyorrhoea). It also protects and cleans teeth by removing food remnants.

b) Sniffing the nose. Washing and sniffing the nose strongly helps keep the nostril clean and free of inflammation and germs, thus reflecting positively on the health status of the whole body.

c) Washing the face and the two hands up to the elbows is of a great benefit in removing dust and microbes as well as sweat from the surface of the skin.

d) Washing of limbs with massaging at every ablution help strengthen the blood circulation.

e) Performing ablution protects the surface and internal layer cells of the skin from the harmful impact of ultra violet rays.