I speak so much on wudu, and how we can make sure that nothing is standing in it's way when it comes to our makeup and skincare.
But this cleansing habit, this ritual before every prayer, is actually doing so much for us, that we don't even know!
The Corona virus has officially become a Pandemic, and all kinds of measures have been put into place for people to avoid contracting it, or spreading it, and from these measures, the most effective one is by far our hands.
It is the year 2020, and many have to review how to properly wash their hands, something that we as muslims are taught very meticulously when we are learning how to take wudhu, By properly following the Sunnah of our Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) we are protecting ourselves not only spiritually, but physically, as we now have learned with this Coronavirus spread.
Washing our hands constantly (And properly) not only when taking wudhu, but before eating, when waking up, when returning home are all Sunnahs that are being constantly advised now to avoid the spread of the virus.
Rinsing the nose removes germs trapped inside so they do not reach the respiratory system, reducing our chances of becoming sick.
This Pandemic has brought about many things to reflect upon, and much to be thankful for, so many things that I could not possibly list them all here. But this is one small reminder, of the Mercy within the guidance sent to us with Islam.
And a reminder the World Health Organization has put forth guidelines for protecting oneself from the virus which are as follows:
- “Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water;
- When coughing and sneezing cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – throw tissue away immediately and wash hands;
- Avoid close contact with anyone who has fever and cough;
- If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing seek medical care early and share previous travel history with your health care provider;
- When visiting live markets in areas currently experiencing cases of novel coronavirus, avoid direct unprotected contact with live animals and surfaces in contact with animals;
- The consumption of raw or undercooked animal products should be avoided. Raw meat, milk or animal organs should be handled with care, to avoid cross-contamination with uncooked foods, as per good food safety practices.”