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18 Benefits of Ablution in Islam

Wudu means purifying oneself from dirt or other defiling things. Ablution must be carried out by someone before carrying out the obligatory prayer and sunnah. Apart from that, doing ablution is also recommended on the sidelines of the activity. When going to travel, sleep and so on. If you can maintain purity, God willing, it will be protected by Allah Ta'ala.

In the Qur'an and hadith explained:

"O ye who believe, if you are going to pray, then wash your face and your hands up to your elbows, and brush your head and (wash) your feet with both ankles." (QS. Al Maidah: 6)

It was narrated from Abu Hurairah that the Prophet sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam said, "It is not acceptable to pray for one of you when he waits, until he performs ablution." (Narrated by Bukhari and Muslim)

Narrated from Ibn Abbas radhiyallahu ‘anhu that the Prophet sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam said," Actually I was ordered to perform ablution when I want to do prayer. "(Narrated by At Tirmidzi, Abu Dawud, An Nasa'i)

Actually ablution has many virtues for life. Besides cleaning dirt, here are some of the benefits of ablution in Islam:

Removing ugliness
The first benefit of ablution is to erase ugliness. In the hadith explained:

"If one of you performs ablution, then he perfects his ablution, then he goes to the mosque because solely to pray, then he does not step his left foot but is erased from his ugliness and written goodness along the steps of his right foot into the mosque. "(HR. At-Thabrani).

Meneledani Sunnah Rasul
The Prophet Muhammad sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam is a person who likes to perform ablution. He did not only perform ablution during prayers, but also on the sidelines of his activities. Including when you want to dhikr. In the hadith explained:

From Ibn Umar, it was explained that the Prophet sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam said: "Indeed I do not like dhikr to Allah except in a holy state." (Narrated by Abu Daud and An Nasa'i).

Lifting Degrees
The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, "Will you show me a deed by which Allah will erase sins and elevate his rank! The companions said: "Of course, O Messenger of Allah. Then the Prophet sallalla alaihi wasallam said: "Perfecting ablution 'even in difficult conditions, increasing the way to the mosque, and waiting for prayers after prayer, then that is what is called ar ribath." (Narrated by Muslim).

Prayed by angels
Ablution performed before going to bed also has tremendous benefits. Ablution including practice before bed according to the Prophet. The virtue of ablution before going to sleep at night, he will be guarded and prayed for by the Angel so that his sins will be forgiven. As explained in the saheeh hadith:

From Ibn Umar ra bahwasah the Prophet sallallaahu 'alaihi wasallam said, "Whoever sleeps at night in a state of holiness (ablution') then the Angel will continue to follow, then when he wakes up surely the Angel will say 'O Allah forgive your servant the fulan, because he sleep at night in a state that is always holy '. (HR Ibn Hibban).

Loved by Allah Ta'ala
Who doesn't want to be loved by Allah Ta'ala, the Rabb of the Universe? If Allah Ta'ala loves a servant, then He will order angels and all the inhabitants of the heavens to love him. It's beautiful, isn't it?

Well, one way to get God's love is by increasing ablution. As explained in the saheeh hadith: "Verily, Allah likes those who repent and like those who purify themselves." (Surah Al-Baqarah: 222).

Removing Sin
In the hadith, it is explained: "If a Muslim or Muslim believer performs his ablution and then cleanses his face, it will come out of his face, every view sin committed by his eyes and ablution water or with the end of droplets of ablution water." If he washed his hands, then every sin that would be carried out by his two hands together with 'ablution water' or with the end of the ablution droplets'. When he washes both feet, every sin will emerge due to the steps of his two feet together with ablution water or with the final drop of ablution water, until he is finished from his ablution in a pure and clean state of sins. "(Muslim) .

Getting the Goodness of the World and the Hereafter
It was narrated by Mu'adz bin Jabal that the Prophet sallallaahu 'alaihi wasallam said: "It is not a Muslim sleeping at night in a state of dhikr and purification, then when he has awakened from his sleep then asks Allah for the good of the world and the hereafter, but Allah will grant it "

Glowing at Doomsday
People who always take care of their ablution and do the right way of ablution, then on the Day of Resurrection they will come with a radiant face. As explained in the hadith:

"Indeed, my people will be called on the Day of Judgment later in the state of the forehead, their hands and feet glowing, because of the former ablution." (Narrated by Al Bukhari and Muslim)

"Do you know if someone has a white horse on his forehead and legs between black horses that have no color other than that, won't he recognize the horse? The Companions replied: "Of course O Messenger of Allah." The Prophet said: "They (my people) will come in a glowing state on their foreheads and hands and feet, because of their ablution '." (Narrated by Muslim)

Maintaining Oral Health
One of the activities carried out during ablution is to rinse the mouth. Well, according to the medical, rinsing as often as possible can maintain healthy teeth and gums. This will remove food scraps and germs so that the mouth becomes cleaner.



Maintaining Nose Health
The movement of ablution can be said to be very perfect. Clean all body parts from top to bottom. One of them is nose. By washing your nose with water, this will help to remove the dirt in your nose. So that the nasal cavity becomes cleaner and healthier. Thus breathing is also more smooth.

Maintaining Ear Health
In addition to cleaning dirt from the mouth and nose, ablution also removes dirt and germs on the ear. You certainly know that the ear is prone to hoarding dirt. If it is not immediately cleaned, it can trigger the development of germs, causing infection. Well, ablution is the right method to make your ears cleaner. Instead of using a cotton bud that is considered dangerous.

Maintaining Eye Health
Eyes are a vital organ that must be taken care of. Well, one way to protect this sense of vision is to regularly perform ablution. Water that is washed on the face will dissolve dirt and germs that are in the eyes and around it. So that the eye organs will be cleaner. Thus the risk of eye disease can be avoided.

Helps Eliminate Germs from the Body
Activities that you do every day, starting to wake up to night will make the body dirty. Hold this thing, exposed to dust and pollution. Not to mention the sweat that resides in the body. All of that can certainly accumulate bacteria.

If you just rely on bathing, it's certainly not enough to guarantee the cleanliness of the body. Well, with this ablution regularly (5 times a day according to the prayer schedule) it can be a healthy way of life according to Islam, keeping the body clean and avoiding germs. You should also perform ablution between activities as well, so you don't have to wait when you want to pray. The more often you perform ablution, the more the risk of germs can be minimized.

Preventing Skin Cancer Risk
Ablution has many benefits. In addition to bringing rewards and cleansing the body from germs, ablution is also proven to be able to minimize the risk of skin cancer. The statement was presented in a book called Prayer a Spot for the Body and Soul by Moktar Salem. He explained that ablution can maintain the youthfulness of the mucous membranes in the skin, which is where the mucous membranes play a role in killing germs and other microorganisms. Thus it can be said that ablution can guard against the risk of cancer and other skin diseases.

Make Your Face Brighter
Although there is no scientific research that states that ablution can brighten the face. But the fact is, you can see people who are good in religion and always keep ablution so their faces will look bright and radiant. Different from experts, immorality usually his face actually looks dull, dark and not pleasing to the eye. So, if you want to have a bright face, you don't need to bother applying a variety of whitening creams, just increase your ablution.

Prevent Acne
The appearance of pimples on the face is triggered by the presence of dirt and oil that accumulates in the pores of the skin. Well, if you are lazy to clean your face, the skin will become prone to acne. With this ablution, excessive dirt and oil on the face can be removed. The skin will be cleaner, so that zits or blackheads can be avoided.

Oh yes, ablution is better than washing your face with soap. Because excessive use of soap also makes the skin dry. It is recommended to wash your face with facial foam enough 2 times a day. The rest you can do ablution only

Keeping Heart Rhythm Still Normal
You might not suspect it, but the fact is that ablution has a connection with heart health. This is based on the research of a British Heart doctor named Ahmad Syauqy. He said that ablution was proven to be able to maintain a steady rhythm or heart rate. Thus the health of the heart organ will be protected and blood flow will also be smooth.

Therapy to eliminate stress
When stress and depression come in, you don't need to be confused to find a way to overcome it. The solution is just one, namely ablution, then continue with prayer or reading the Koran. This ablution activity is proven to reduce stressful thoughts or feelings of sadness. A neurological expert said that when performing ablution, water that affects the nerves of the fingers and toes can increase relaxation in brain cells. In addition, water that is washed on the face will also provide a fresh sensation. Thus God willing, the heart can be more cool.

So that's some of the benefits of ablution in Islam and medically.

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