You would pretty much agree with me when I say “Islam isn’t just a religion but a lifestyle.” Its codes of conduct are so pure that they penetrate our souls and purify us to the deepest. The same is the case with wudu – the compulsory ritual washing of the body parts before performing prayers or reading the holy Quran. It’s a simple process of washing hands, face, nose, mouth, and feet, but it has intense effects on body and soul. Let’s talk about the benefits of staying in the state of wudu.
Significance of Wuzu:
Before moving on towards benefits, let’s explore the significance of wuzu in the light of hadith. According to our Holy Prophet (may peace and blessings be upon Him), “wudu is a glow (noor) and doing wuzu upon wuzu is glow over glow.” A sahabi (Prophet’s companion) explained this hadith that wuzu creates purity and glow on a person’s soul and face, respectively. And, when he does wuzu again when it wasn’t broken, the glow doubles in intensity, thereby purifying body and soul.
Benefits of Staying in the State of Wudu
Cleaning of Essential Body Parts
Science has proven that you need to clean your face and hands a couple of times a day to remain fresh throughout the day. It is also necessary to keep the pores clean and dirt away from your skin. That’s what periodic water wash does! It refreshes your skin and fights pollution.
Purity of Soul
Angels accompany a person who is in wudu and remains with him as long as his wudu is retained. Therefore, it is of great significance as it results in elevating the ranks both in this world and hereafter. When a person performs this ritual, he feels purified and tries to stay away from sins.
Forgiveness of Sins
The Holy Prophet (may peace and blessing be upon Him) said “When a person washes his face during wudu, every sin committed from his eyes are washed away. When a person washes his hands during wudu, every sin committed from his hands are wiped out from his hands with water, or with the last drop of water. And, when he washes his feet, every sin his feet committed will be washed away with water, or with the last drop of water.” That’s how purified you become when you perform wudu!
Promise of Jannah
It has been promised that the parts where the water of wudu reaches will be taken to Jannah. In simple words, the person who has a habit of doing wudu is expected to get a place in Jannah.
- Gives Physical Activeness
As mentioned earlier, you feel refreshed when you perform wudu. As a result, you become physically active when you feel energized. When you feel internally purified, you get the strength to work more. In short, wudu doesn’t only have religious benefits, but it has been proven good for health by science as well.