Islam is religion of cleanliness. Cleanliness of thought, body and cloths are the core of Islam. Quran has very clearly mentioned about cleanliness and there are certain Ayah of Quran which mentioned about it.”Allah loves those who turn to Him constantly and He loves those who keep themselves pure and clean.” In this ayah pure and clean mean both hygienically pure and clean as well as thought and philosophy. This refers to the man must be clean and pure in heart and his body and his cloths. The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said: Cleanliness is half of faith.
Personal cleanliness means keeping our body clean. Brushing our teeth, washing our face etc. are few examples of this personal hygiene. Washing and bath are the best ways for personal cleanliness.
Cleanliness in our home and surrounding includes removal of dust, dirt and garbage. We should remember that removal of our garbage does not mean to put the same into our neighbour’s yard. We need to cooperate with our neighbours too for this. We should dispose our garbage in the specified dust bins provided by the municipality.
Similarly, we need to keep clean our school, street. We should be highly aware of the cleanliness all the time. We shouldn’t throw anything in the street. In turn, it should be put in the dust bin. This way, we can help to keep our city clean.
Cleanliness is not just limited to these few things. Hospitals, where a lot of patients are treated for varieties of diseases, require high degree of attention when it comes to cleanliness. Otherwise, these places can be source of diseases.
Industries generate various types of wastes every day. It is mandatory to have waste management systems to avoid pollution. This way the air, water and our environment can be kept clean.
O Allah make me among those who repent and make among those who keep (themselves) pure.