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10 Hadiths on Health and Hygiene

10 Hadiths on Health and Hygiene

Health, cleanliness and hygiene occupy a great part of Islam’s attention. While some nations abandoned self-care and cleanliness to attain high spirituality, Islam made it obligatory to clean oneself in preparation for daily prayers. Caring for one’s hygiene is not only deemed a good habit in Islam but also rendered into rituals that constitute part …

Natural Beauty Spa at Home

Natural Beauty Spa at Home

Next to massage, getting a facial is one of the most often purchased day-spa experiences, and once you have experienced a professional deep cleanse, polish, and moisturize, it is easy to see why. However, it is not always possible to find the time or resources required to “outsource” this indulgent a bit of “me-time.” So …

Dangers of Showering!

Dangers of Showering!

Narrated Abu Malik Al-Harith ibn Aasim Al-Ash`ari: Allah’s Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Cleanliness is half of Faith.” Allah, the Almighty, says, [Surely, Allah loves those who turn much to Him, and He loves those who purify themselves.] (Al-Baqarah 2:222). Considering how Islam, like other world religions, advocates cleanliness as emphasized numerous times …

Are We Too Clean For Our Own Good

Are We Too Clean For Our Own Good?

Scientist and health care specialist for years have been debating the “hygiene hypothesis,” which asks whether modern humans are too clean for their own good. Recently researchers at Northwestern University in Illinois asked the same question, and found that our ultra-hygienic ways are actually causing us to become sick. How could this be? Does this …

Dental Health and the Miswak

“Good dental health is more than the absence of disease or tooth decay in your mouth,” says David Kennedy, DDS and author of How to Save Your Teeth (Kennedy, pg.3). “It is an integral part of your well being. People with exceptionally healthy bodies usually have healthy teeth and gums.” Teeth are also a blessing from Allah. …

Timothy J. Winter on Medical Benefits of Sunnah

Timothy J. Winter on Medical Benefits of Sunnah

This interesting session by Timothy John Winter, aka Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad, is about the medical benefits of Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him. The famous British Sunni Muslim scholar is the founder and Dean of the UK-based Cambridge Muslim College. He’s also the Director of Studies (Theology and Religious …

Dieting

Following the Prophetic Science: Dieting, Nutrition & Cure

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is the recipient of Allah’s Divine Hikmah. Allah chose him to receive it through Wahi (revelation). His entire life was, therefore, an epitome of success in health, hygiene, mental precision and human relationships. The Prophet taught his followers to have a peaceful mind though acceptance in life changes. He warned them not to …

Siwak

Siwak: Preventive Medicine For Your Teeth

One of the best ways to protect one’s teeth is siwak. The Prophetic Sunnah contains several mentions of it. Siwak are cleaning wicks. They get their name from the Arabic word “yudlik”. Its rough translation is “massage” (i.e., massage the mouth). It means more than “tooth brush.” The best type of siwak is that which …

Preventive & Healing Wonders of Ablution

Nor does he say (aught) of (his own) Desire. It is no less than inspiration sent down to him” (Surat An-Najm 53:3-4). I have a confession to make. I never really took my time to make ‘ablution’ the way I ought to. By ‘ought to’ I’m referring to the detailed care that was encouraged by our …

Misconception About Hadith Regarding Hygiene

Misconception About Hadith Regarding Hygiene

Salam (Peace) Dear Charlie, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Muslims enjoy the highest standards of personal hygiene. Purification is part of a Muslim’s faith. We read in the Quran what means: {God loves those who turn to Him, and He loves those who keep themselves clean.} (Al-Baqarah 2:222) Physical purity …



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