History of Ablution in Religion (Islam)
About 1400 years ago, Islam ordered us to do Ablution (Wudhu) before every prayer and this was made compulsory for Muslims; without Wudhu prayers are not accepted. Today science has proved that Wudhu has a lot of benefits. Still, it should be kept in mind that Wudhu should be always done for the pleasure of Allah. Science has proved it so that these benefits can be presented to Non-Muslims and make a Muslim’s faith even stronger.
Benefits of Ablution (Wudhu) and Medical Science
*ABLUTION KEEPS US PURE AND PREVENTS
A Pakistani Physiotherapist held a conference in Western Germany on “WHAT CURES OTHER THAN MEDICINES ARE POSSIBLE FOR DEPRESSION?”
There a doctor quoted that many patients were suffering from depression. He recommended they wash their hands and mouths five times a day, so the result of this recommendation was positive. Then, he made them wash their hands, neck, arms, and leg as well and this had a more positive effect. Since Muslims do Ablution (Wudhu) five times a day, very few Muslims suffer from depression. Hence, the best cure for depression is Wudhu.
Ablution (Wudhu) also makes us fresh and active. Our Holy Prophet (PBUH) recommended we do Wudhu before sleeping. Today, yoga experts also recommend we wash our eyes, mouth, hands, and legs before going to bed for deep sleep.
*PREVENTION OF SEVERAL DISEASES
In ablution, we are ordered to wash our noses thrice. Science has cleared that most diseases especially microbial diseases prevented by regular washing of the nose, and those who don’t wash their nose are exposed to a huge amount of harmful microbes.
The aforementioned point has made us aware that ablution makes us active. The reason behind that is when we wash our arms, this activates our blood circulation making a person more enthusiastic.
* PNEUMONIA OF ABLUTION
A study was carried out in Pakistan. It found that over 50% of pneumonia-related infections under the age of 5 can be prevented by the washing of hands. Since Ablution also includes washing of hands, this prevents infection pathogens on our hands.
* TOOTH DECAY
Rinsing our mouth prevents tooth decay. When we eat food, the sugary molecules get stuck in our teeth. Bacteria feed on it producing acids that dissolve our enamel and cause plaque. When we rinse our mouths, the food particles get removed.
While performing any Islamic duty even ablution, there are some scientific truths (benefits) behind all that’ It tells us about Allah’s superiority and that he’s All-Knowing. Allah’s every order is for our benefit only and we should follow it completely.