Wednesday, July 25, 2012

A Perfect Muslim Child ~ Being Clean

Being Clean

We all know that particles of dirt are harmful for our health. and that we must be careful of them. For example, the urine and faeces of human-beings are dirty. and the religion of Islam calls these "najis", meaning impure. 

Islam tells us: "If these pollute our body or clothing, we must wash our body and clothes with water in order to make it clean. It is also important that the body and the clothes of a person wishing to perform the prayer must be perfectly clean. 

TO eat food that is impure is forbidden and sinful. 

Whenever we go to the toilet, we must sit in such a way that drops of urine do not get on our clothes, for drops of urine, however small, make clothing and the body impure. We must also clean the outlet of faeces, too. This we do either with three pieces of paper or with water (pouring the water with our right hand and washing with the left.) After coming out from the toilet, it is good that we wash our hands with soap and water. 

To pass urine or faeces while facing the qibla. or with one's back to the qiblh, is forbidden and sinful. We must squat to pass urine. and not do it standing. Our Holy Prophet has told us: "Don't pass urine while standing." 

And we mustn't go to answer the call of nature next to rivers and streams. nor under fruit trees, nor streets or lanes. The religion of Islam is a clean religion, and tells us: "Cleanliness is a part of religion." A young Muslim works hard to keep his body and clothes pure, and he is always clean. 

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