AN-NADHAFA (CLEANLINESS) -
highly emphasises on cleanliness.If we refer to the Holy Qur’an and
prophetic narrations, we will find a lot of importance has been given to
“Verily Allah loves those who repent and loves those who purify
prophet (saw) has said:
“Cleanliness is the sign of Imaan (faith)”
According to another riwayah,
“Cleanliness is half of Imaan (faith)”
Good health of a person depends upon his clean ways of living and this
is one of the reasons why the Islamic law has guided us with detailed
CLEANLINESS OF BODY
centuries ago when ignorance prevailed over humanity and water was
scarce paricularly in the deserts of Arabia – the birth place of Islam
–It was Islam, under the guidance of the holy prophet (saw) and his
Ahlul-bayt (as) which taught the use of water for cleaning different
parts of the human body.It was because of the teachings of Islam that
Muslims built and ran public
baths in every town and city.In 12th
century AD, baghdad in Iraq had some 500 baths and cairo in Egypt
boasted 1170 baths.
(as) has said:
house is a good place.Its heat reminds man of the fire of the wrath of
Allah and it also removes the dirt of the body”.
CLEANLINESS OF DRESS
recommends Muslims to wear the best and cleanest clothes.The holy
prophet (saw) has said,
“Whoever wears clothes should always keep it clean and pure.Among your
dresses none are better than white.You should choose white clothes for
Ja’ffar as-Sadiq (as) has said,
“Clean and tidy dress humiliates ones enemies and the washing of clothes
clean clothes, Islam also recommends wearing of perfume and more so,
when going to the mosque.Imam Ali ar-Ridha (as) has said:
was the akhlaq (manner) of the prophets to wear perfume”.
also said that,
place of Ja’ffar as-Sadiq (as) was known in the mosque from the
fragrance of his perfume….”
To be continued..
PRAISE IS DUE TO ALLAH (SWT)
Suleiman (as) was the son of Prophet Dawood (as).He was the only prophet
who was granted with a huge and vast kingdom on this earth.The Almighty
Allah had given him control over the wind and deputed the jinns and men
to serve him under his command and birds were made subservient to him so
that they could shelter him under the shade of their wings.Allah (SWT)
taught Prophet Suleiman (as) the language of the birds and granted him
with extra ordinary power of perception and intellegence.With all these,
he had assumed a unique position.
Prophet Suleiman (as) was on his carpet flying in the air, when he saw
on the way a villager walking with his shovels on his back.As the
villager heard the zooming sound of the carpet in the air, he looked up
and said, “Subhanallah (praise be to Allah)
what a great kingdom this is which Allah has bestowed to Suleiman!”.
Prophet Suleiman (as) heard this, he ordered the air to descend him.He
landed on the ground and asked the villager about what he had just
said.The villager stood respectfully and repeated his
words.Thereupon,Prophet Suleiman (as) said:
“Whoever says with full conviction SUBHAANALLAH once only, it is better
than the whole kingdom of the son of Dawood”.
Prophet Suleiman (as) implied is that his entire kingdom is nothing but
a special favour of Allah (SWT) to him.He alone can give and He
therefore alone is worth praising.
Mulla Mujaheedali Sheriff