You know that thing you do everyday, multiple times daily? The hand washing three times before prayer routine? Yes, I’m talking about wudu! Not only does it prepare us to make our salat, but it also has many health benefits.
Keep reading for five health benefits of wudu.
1. Our body is in contact with germs on a daily basis, so when we make wudu, it provides protection from diseases that may develop on the skin.
2. Washing our nostrils also prevents dust and germs from entering our body through our nose.
3. Making wudu helps build our immune system because it increases the circulation of white blood cells, which are there to help ward off diseases.
4. For all you beauty gurus, washing your face helps protect the outer layer of the skin, while helping your skin maintain its elasticity.
5. Washing the ears helps remove extra germs or wax that may cause ear infections.
Our deen puts a lot of emphasis on cleanliness. The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “Cleanliness is half the faith (Emaan).” [Sahih Muslim] Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) narrates from the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) said that, “It is the duty of every Muslim to take a bath (at least) once every seven days, and to wash his head and body.” The Quran says, “For Allah loves those who turn to Him constantly and He loves those who keep themselves pure and clean…” (al-Baqara, 222).
It’s amazing how what we do as Muslims can also benefit us in other aspects of our life; it just goes to show the infinite wisdom in what God has prescribed for us.