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Ramadan 2006 (Sunnah : The Perfect Example)


Sunnah of Cleanliness (Part 1)

The Holy Prophet (S.A.W) always kept his body and clothes clean. He would bathe regularly and instruct the Companions (Sahabah Ikraam) to do the same.

Our beloved Prophet (S.A.W) would clean and wash his blessed nose with his left hand, and with the left hand he would carry his blessed slippers or shoes. However, when giving or receiving something He (S.A.W) would use his right Hand.

This lesson teaches us that we should always use left hand for all ‘Unclean’ work, and keep the right hand reserved for ‘Clean’ work only.

We Muslim should represent ourselves amongst the people, as very clean and having high standards of personal hygiene. We must clean ourselves in accordance with the Sunnah.

Cleanliness is Half Imaan:

Hazrat Aisha (R.A) narrates the Holy Prophet (S.A.W) saying: “The religion is based on cleanliness.”  (Ibn Hibban)

Duty of a Muslim:

Hazrat Abu Hurairah (R.A) narrates from the Holy Prophet (S.A.W):  “It is the duty of every Muslim to take a bath (at least) once every seven days and to wash his head and body.” (Bukhari and Muslim)

Keeping the House Clean:

The beloved Prophet (S.A.W) is reported to have exhorted the Muslims to keep the courtyards of their houses clean, for those who ordinarily keep the courtyard of their houses unclean resemble the Jews. (Tabrani)