Islamic Hygienic Practice in This pandemic

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Islamic Hygienic Practice in This pandemic

Coronavirus creates a huge panic in the whole world and become a pandemic. It results in a number of deaths and a number of illnesses. Up until now, the only solution is personal hygiene. In this way we should:

  • Keep ourselves neat and clean
  • Reduce physical contact
  • Washing of hands again and again
  • Avoid touching of eyes and face

Recently, Netflix has also played its role in this pandemic by how to prevent this outbreak. In this, they explain the Islamic ritual washing which is known as “Wudu”. Besides other hygienic practices, it is one of the main things that play a vital role in the prevention of the Corona Virus. 

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The main theme of this series is Syra Madad. She is e Muslim and also a Public Health Specialist in the hospital of New York. She took a break to perform her prayers of day time in the workplace of the Islamic Center of New York University. In this way, prior to entering the prayer area, she stopped and performs wudu by washing her outer parts of the body like hand, mouth, face, feet, and arms. 

She explains that the laws of Islam require Muslims to first wash and purify their body prior to praying. According to Islamic scholars and researchers, they found that the practice of wudu has physical and spiritual benefits. 

Ritual Purity

Our Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) gives us complete guidance for all people on how to spend lives. It not only includes the way of prayer but also includes how to fast and stay clean. Our Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) spends his whole life in cleanliness that’s why there is a big collection of Hadith. 

Islam laws consist of minor and major impurities. 

Minor Impurities

In Islam, minor impurities involve:

  • Defecating and Sleeping
  • Urinating

People who have faith on Islam are bound to perform the ritual of washing their body before Islamic act to get rid of above-mentioned minor impurities.  

Before praying, the Wudu is done by the method of Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) in a particular way. Wudu must be performed five times a day because each prayer required washing in specific order. 

How to perform Wudu for prayer

  • Wash your Hands
  • Then Mouth
  • Nose, Face, Hair
  • Ears, Arms, and then at the end ankle with feet.

Wudu should be performing by water. But in case if a person has limited or no access to water, then he is bound to do wudu with dust, sand, or any other nearby and accessible natural materials in a symbolic way. 

According to the Hadith, Earth (Sand, water, dust, etc.) is one of the purifying agents, which you can use for wuzu but water is most preferable. Other natural things are alternative means.

Major Impurity in Islam

Islam has also described major impurities and these include:

  • Impurity after sexual activity
  • Impurity of Menstrual cycle

In Islam, women are not permitted to perform any ritual tasks like fast, prayer, and hajj in the days of menstrual cycle. 

To get rid of these impurities, women, and men both should have to take a specific shower named “Ghusal” In ghussal, the person is strictly bound to wash the whole body from the top of the head to toe.

Public Health Guidance

All over the world, the Muslim leaders and scholars are bound to align their public health guidance in order to Corona Virus, specifically in mosques, temples, etc.

Muslims have to wash their hand with antibacterial soap during wudu for 20 seconds. Because in this situation, wudu only is not enough to prevent from Coronavirus.