Ath-Thaharah (Ablution or Purifying) in Islam

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مِنَ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ : لَا يَقْبَلُ اللهُ صَلَاةَ أَحَدِكُمْ إِذَا أَحْدَثَ حَتَّى يَتَوَضَّأَ

From the Prophet (Muhammad) shallallaahu alahi wa sallam, he said, “Allah will not accept one of your prayers if he is worthy until he does ablution (wudu). (The hadith is narrated by al-Bukhari, 6954, and Muslim, 1795).

قَالَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ :تَنَزَّهُوْا مِنَ الْبَوْلِ فَإِنَّ عَامَةَ عَذَابِ الْقَبْرِ مِنْهُ

The Prophet (Muhammad) shallallaahu alahi wa sallah said, “Be clean of you after urinating because most of the torture of the grave comes from it.” (The hadith is narrated by ad-Daruquthni, as-Sunan, p. 47.).

If we look at what I have said above, then at least we can note some important values to do ath-Thaharah (ablution or purifying). Among others are;

One; Doing ath-Thahaarah becomes one of the requirements of the validity of prayer and other worship services;

Two; Not to do ath-Thahaarah from being unclean is one of the reasons a person gets torture in the grave later;

Three; Allah praises those who do ath-Thaharah (those who purify themselves);

Four; Doing ath-Thahaarah is one way to perfect the faith. The Prophet Muhammad said;

الطَّهُوْرُ شَطْرُ الْإِيْمَانِ

Purification (doing ath-Thaharah) is half the faith. (The hadith is narrated by Muslim, 223.).

Now, by looking at the above explanation we can conclude that, the law of doing ath-Thaharah is mandatory because it relates to the validity of mandatory worship services and related to our salvation in the life of the grave and the hereafter.

I think that is enough for this article about ath-Thaharah (ablution or purifying). In the next article, I will explain about the various ath-Thaharah. See you again!

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