A true muslim is a token of purity; body and soul.
Published March 23, 2012 by arabian roses
Western Media has never been a great fan of Muslims, always twisting truth,and improvising bed time stories , far-fetched ones in which , it’s the Muslim who has always to wear the hat of the evil in all its shapes ; that of killer,that of rapist, that of terrorist,and that of illiterate .
Another story that breaks my heart is whenever the picture of a muslim is evoked in a movie ,it’s always painted in dark colours.He is dirty,filthy.He appears in shabby clothes and unwashed hair as if he was just digged out of oblivion .
*A true muslim is a token of purity; body and soul
The other day, while flipping through internet pages ,my eyes fell on a catchy comment stating that a Muslim doesn’t know anything about his body. I smiled at the silliness of the speaker .If so, where do all these Muslim populations come from,may be Saint clause factory toy?!
I want to tell anyone who has even the slightest belief that muslims don’t know their bodies ,that they’re mistaken.We do know our body ,every inch of it,and the function of each piece of it.We appreciate it and tend it like a flower and Allah and his prophet Mohammed peace upon him , teach us a lot on that and warn us against abusing it.This explains why taking care of personal hygiene is one of the pillars of a muslim’s faith.
A muslim must Clean his dress ,his home and his body is number one priority.
The rituals of body purity ranges from cleaning his teeth ,nostrils,trimming of nails and removing armpit and pubic hair
When a Muslim woman has her period ,making love is prohibited, because sex during menstruation results in severe illnesses .
A woman is also exempted from fasting , prayingand reciting Quoran.Cleanliness is a must after making love,and a muslim is considered to be diry till he/ she cleans her body.
Another facet of knowing our body is that we respect its needs and fabric and there are lot about that in Quoran ,we clean our body 5 times a day and this is known as woduh, it’s muslim daily rituals of cleaning his body before starting prayer.
A muslim starts with saying :”in the name of allah the mecyfull the faithfull”
-1: wash your hands to the wrist x3.
-2:Wash your mouth x3.
-3:Wash your nose x3.
-4: Wash your face x3.
-5:Wash your arms to the funny bone x3.
-6:wipe your hair with a lil bit of water.
7:wash your ears from inside and outside x3.
8:your feet x3 then you ready to start prayer.
Taking care of our body is very important in our life as muslims and hurting it is a sin;it’s a gift from Allah and we have to treasure it.
Written by arabian roses
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