You know that thing you do everyday? The hand washing three times before prayer routine? Yeah, I’m talking about Wudhu! Not only does it prepare us to make our Salat but making Wudhu has many health benefits and if you don’t believe me, keep reading while I tell you all about it.
1. Our body is in contact with germs on a daily basis so when we make Wudhu it provides protection from diseases that may develop on the skin.
2. Washing our nostrils also prevents dust and germs from entering our body through our nose.
3. Making Wudhu helps build our immune system because it increases the circulation of white blood cells — which are there to help ward off diseases
4. For all you beauty guru’s, washing your face helps protect the outer layer of the skin while helping your skin maintain it’s elasticity.
5. Washing the ears helps remove extra germs or wax that may cause ear infections.
The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “Cleanliness is half the faith (Emaan).”[Sahih Muslim]
Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) narrates from the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) said that, “It is the duty of every Muslim to take a bath (at least) once every seven days, and to wash his head and body”.
“For Allah loves those who turn to Him constantly and He loves those who keep themselves pure and clean…” (al-Baqara, 222).
Cleanliness is a part of our Deen along with being healthy. It’s amazing how what we do — as Muslims — can also benefit us in other aspects of our life.