Allah loves those who purify themselves

More dalils to encourage the children cleanliness. Perhaps no more messy room and tables after this. :D.

1. Purification is half of the faith

The Book of Purification (Kitab Al-Taharah)
Muslim :: Book 2 : Hadith 432

Abu Malik at-Ash’ari reported: The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: Cleanliness is half of faith and al-Hamdu Liliah (Praise be to Allah) fills the scale, and Subhan Allah (Glory be to Allah) and al-Hamdu Liliah (Praise be to Allah) fill upwhat is between the heavens and the earth, and prayer is a light, and charity is proof (of one’s faith) and endurance is a brightness and the Holy Qur’an is a proof on your behalf or against you. All men go out early in the morning and sell themselves, thereby setting themselves free or destroying themselves.

Cleaning for the sakeof Allah is also a form of ibadah. Take care that you are always clean.

2. To please Allah and earn His love – keep yourself purify and clean

Al Baqarah 2:222

Truly, Allâh loves those who turn unto Him in repentance and loves those who purify themselves (by taking a bath and cleaning and washing thoroughly their private parts, bodies, for their prayers). (222)

Remember we talked about surah At Tawbah 9:107 when we discussed about Masjid Quba’. Now in surah at Tawbah 9:108

Never stand you therein. Verily, the mosque whose foundation was laid from the first day on piety is more worthy that you stand therein (to pray). In it are men who love to clean and to purify themselves. And Allâh loves those who make themselves clean and pure (i.e. who clean their private parts with dust [which has the cleansing properties of soap) and water from urine and stools, after answering the call of nature]. (108)

Allah further explains why the people who built the masjid quba is more worthy. They have taqwa and also they like to clean themeselves properly.

(In the story about your Masjid, Allah the Exalted has praised you concerning the purification that you perform. What is the purification that you perform) They said, “By Allah, O Allah’s Messenger! We do not know except that we had neighbors from the Jews who used to use water to wash with after answering the call of nature, and we washed as they washed.” Ibn Khuzaymah collected this Hadith in his Sahih. (taken from Tafsir ibn Kathir)

3. Purification is one of the qualities of the true nature of humans

The Book of Purification (Kitab Al-Taharah)
Muslim :: Book 2 : Hadith 502

‘A’isha reported: The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: Ten are the acts according to fitra: clipping the moustache, letting the beard grow, using the tooth-stick, snuffing water in the nose, cutting the nails, washing the finger joints, plucking the hair under the armpits, shaving the pubes and cleaning one’s private parts with water. The narrator said: I have forgotten the tenth, but it may have been rinsing the mouth.

Extract the ones that you can do now
1. Brushing your teeth
2. snuffing water into nose
3. cut the nails
4. washing finger joints
5. Washing private parts with water.

It is good that I narrated to them about this hadith, because the elder two has tendency to be lazy about trimming their nails. Insya Allah this may help.

4. Purification elevates one’s rank and status

Prayer at Night (Tahajjud)
Bukhari :: Book 2 :: Volume 21 :: Hadith 250

Narrated Abu Huraira:

At the time of the Fajr prayer the Prophet asked Bilal, “Tell me of the best deed you did after embracing Islam, for I heard your footsteps in front of me in Paradise.” Bilal replied, “I did not do anything worth mentioning except that whenever I performed ablution during the day or night, I prayed after that ablution as much as was written for me.”

Subhanallah. Do not want to be rewarded just like Bilal r.a.?

5. Purification is not only about the daily cleaning. Wudoo is also purification.

The Book of Purification (Kitab Al-Taharah)
Muslim :: Book 2 : Hadith 435

Hammam b. Munabbih who is the brother of Wahb b. Munabbih. said: This is what has been transmitted to us by Abu Huraira from Muhammad, the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) and then narrated a hadith out of them and observed that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: The prayer of none amongst you would be accepted in a state of impurity till he performs ablution.

Other form of purification is giving zakat and charity. purifying our wealth.

Purifying our heart with good deeds.

When Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. destroyed all the idols, he was purifying the House of Allah from shirk.

Bear in mind that Allah want us to live in the most complete manner. Worshipping Allah is important and so are other things. Islam is not just a religion but also a complete way of life.

If we follow this simple sunnah on keeping ourselve clean not only will we be rewarded but imagine the goodness we do to ourselves in this world. Clean keep us away from sickness, bi iznillah. Cleanliness help us portray good Muslim manners which is important for daawah.

I take it, that you will not leave your room messy from now on? 😀


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4 responses to “Allah loves those who purify themselves

  1. Hazirah

    Salam, Can You please explain specifically the meaning of “All men go out early in the morning and SELL themselves” in Purification is half of the faith
    Hadith above?

    • lolliesplace

      Al-Nawawi said about this part, “it means that every person trade himself so he either sells it for the sake of Allah by obeying Him and so he frees himself from His Punishment, or sells it to Devil and self-desires by obeying them and so he ruins himself”

      The hadeeth has nothing to do with trade and business i.e. The word “trade” was used as a metaphor to mean performing an act. So it means either you obey Allah and save yourself or obey devil and your desires and ruin it. In other words, whoever invest his life in worshiping Allah and obeying Him is a successful one otherwise he is a loser.

      Insya Allah khayr

  2. lolliesplace

    Anyway jazakillah for the question. I was concentrating only on the purification part and did not notice the “sell” part.

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