Wudu makers cleaner than 66% of Americans

wudu.jpgI saw this post that on SeekersDigest.org which linked to WebMD’s article entitled 2 out of 3 Americans Don’t Wash Hands and I found this interesting.

As Muslims we have to wash our hands, face, arms, wet our hair, back of the neck, ears and feet (aka wudu) at least a couple of times daily. Not all Muslims make wudu properly or even make wudu period. Thus, the title says ‘Wudu makers’.

Yay for wudu!

 PS – Don’t you hate losing your wudu right after you make wudu.

22 Replies to “Wudu makers cleaner than 66% of Americans”

  1. This deomonstrates how wonderful Islam is. Masha’Allah how beutifal Islam is. Hamdullah for the Guidance. We have been so heedless over so many important things.

  2. That is really disgusting. Washing your hands in a public bathroom isn’t enough. Once you wash with hot water and soap, then dry your hands, what do you do? You grab the door handle which is full of germs. The proper way to exit a public bathroom is to open the door with your papertowel, then use your elbow to hold the door open while you toss the papertowel in the trash.

    I was involved in a little demonstration in connection to this for a Home Economics group. When people left the public bathroom, they had a special black light applied to their hands which pointed out the dirt/germs that were still on folks hands. By NOT touching the door handle, you can avoid collecting more germs.

  3. Debbie on August 31, 2006 at 9:36 am said:

    That is really disgusting. Washing your hands in a public bathroom isn’t enough. Once you wash with hot water and soap, then dry your hands, what do you do? You grab the door handle which is full of germs. The proper way to exit a public bathroom is to open the door with your papertowel, then use your elbow to hold the door open while you toss the papertowel in the trash.

    I was involved in a little demonstration in connection to this for a Home Economics group. When people left the public bathroom, they had a special black light applied to their hands which pointed out the dirt/germs that were still on folks hands. By NOT touching the door handle, you can avoid collecting more germs.

    Yeah I usually grab a paper towel and hold the door knob.

  4. LOL..subhaanAllah, but if you use your elbow to hold the door open while you toss the papertowel in the trash, your ellbows will be full of germs….

  5. hahaha i hope everyone uses a lota too. i don’t know how people can use just toilet paper…ewwwww.

  6. wait hold on a min… since when is back of the neck part of wudu?! its supposed to be front of head to back of head, not neck.

    here’s that part in my Fiqh of worship notes:

    “Wipe the head. Correct opinion is that you have to wipe the entire head. The sunnah is to go back all the way, and come back all the way(like 2 times)”

  7. Gumbo on August 31, 2006 at 9:34 pm said:

    wait hold on a min… since when is back of the neck part of wudu?! its supposed to be front of head to back of head, not neck.

    here’s that part in my Fiqh of worship notes:

    “Wipe the head. Correct opinion is that you have to wipe the entire head. The sunnah is to go back all the way, and come back all the way(like 2 times)”

    back of head = back of neck
    same difference

    anyways check this out:
    The complete ablution (wudu)

  8. Yuck. Cleaning your hands isn’t just Islamic, it’s simple etiquette: it’s being respectful to yourself and the people you interact with daily.

  9. i think the worst is the rare events you actually go to a public restroom.. and then you see someone leave without washing their hands!…

    dude disgusting enough to not wash when no one is looking, but HELLO! out of embarressment or something you would think they would at least do it in front of you! gross!

  10. I recall a documentry about Salahudin (i think it was on Discovery Channel), and almost 80% of the scenes he was in had him washing his hands and face.

  11. Has anyone seen the SIenfeld episode where the cook at the restraunt goes to the washroom at the same time as Sienfeld and fails to wash his hands. Then Sienfeld tries to avoid eating the meal prepared by the cook. It is hilareous.

  12. Assalamualaikum,

    are you sure it’s 66%? That number seems a bit low. Every time I am in the bathroom at my college, 9 out of 10 ppl either don’t wash hands at all or they just briefly run water and rub palms for like 5 seconds. Disgusting.

    No lota is sick but I would rather them use paper than nothing at all. Public restrooms allows one to (unfortunately) hear a lot. What’s gross is when you KNOW they didn’t even use paper.

    I’m glad I don’t shake hands with men. Maybe I should start doing that for the women as well. Seriously sick…good post, thanks for the heads up.

    JazzakAllah khair

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