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Why Ghusl Was Mandatory Back Then.. (Ahadith 723 – 724)


Hadith no. 722 is a repeat. Read it here.

Volume 2, Book 13, Number 723:

Narrated Aisha:

(the wife of the Prophet) The people used to come from their abodes and from Al-‘Awali (i.e. outskirts of Medina up to a distance of four miles or more from Medina). They used to pass through dust and used to be drenched with sweat and covered with dust; so sweat used to trickle from them. One of them came to Allah’s Apostle who was in my house. The Prophet said to him, “I wish that you keep yourself clean on this day of yours (i.e. take a bath).”

Volume 2, Book 13, Number 724:

Narrated Yahya bin Said:

I asked ‘Amra about taking a bath on Fridays. She replied, ” Aisha said, ‘The people used to work (for their livelihood) and whenever they went for the Jumua prayer, they used to go to the mosque in the same shape as they had been in work. So they were asked to take a bath on Friday.’ “

Read more on it here.



The Black Sweeper (Hadith No. 448)


Volume 1, Book 8, Number 448:

Narrated Abu Huraira:

A black man or a black woman used to sweep the mosque and he or she died. The Prophet asked about her (or him). He was told that she (or he) had died. He said, “Why did you not inform me? Show me his grave (or her grave).” So he went to her (his) grave and offered her (his) funeral prayer.”

Such was the importance of that black sweeper. We barely even notice such people in our lives.
I’m just imagining what the sweeper would’ve felt if he knew that Prophet (SAW) himself had asked about him/her. Blessed person indeed. SubhanAllah.


Paper Towel Or Water? (Hadith No. 216)


The question is pretty simple. Do you use paper towel to clean yourself or water?

Volume 1, Book 4, Number 216:

Narrated Anas bin Malik:

Whenever the Prophet went to answer the call of nature, I used to bring water with which he used to clean his private parts.

Make your choice!


Clean Your Nose (Hadith No. 162)


I know the topic I’ve chosen is not very decent, but I really wanted to stress it. :)

We all clean our nose, yes. But do we know the right way? Regular cleaning is different but for wudu, it has to be according to the Sunnah, right? That’s what I’ve tried to derive from this Hadith today..

Volume 1, Book 4, Number 162:

Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Prophet said, “Whoever performs ablution should clean his nose with water by putting the water in it and then blowing it out, and whoever cleans his private parts with stones should do it with odd number of stones.”

1. Clean with water
2. Put in water
3. Blow it out

It’s better to take the water as deep as possible. Thorough cleaning gives a very good feeling to oneself. :)

Try to clean your nose the Sunnah way from now on. Who knew it could be an ‘Ibadah as well?


Filth Can’t Clean! (Hadith No. 158)


Can a filthy thing be used to clean? Of course not!

Volume 1, Book 4, Number 158:

Narrated ‘Abdullah:

The Prophet went out to answer the call of nature and asked me to bring three stones. I found two stones and searched for the third but could not find it. So took a dried piece of dung and brought it to him. He took the two stones and threw away the dung and said, “This is a filthy thing.”

The word ‘stones’ here does not mean rocks. It’s used for the dried and hardened ‘stones’ of soil.

And the rule is simple: only a clean thing can be used for cleaning, e.g. water, soil. Dung and bones should not be used. More reasons for this are yet to come..


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