In Belgium a Muslim invited a student towards Islam, the student asked him about the concept of ablution (wuzu)and its scientific benefits. The person became speechless, so he got the student to an Islamic scholar, he told him benefits but couldn’t answer the benefit of wiping the neck in ablution so the student left. After some days, the student went back and said that during his class lecture his professor talked about the treatment which involves wiping of the neck over both sides with water drops can save one from spinal illness. He said that upon hearing this I became fully satisfied and want to accept Islam.
Ablution or Wuzu Benefits in Islam
A psychiatrist treated his depression patients by making them wash 5 times a day their hands, feet, and face which resulted in the amazing result of their recovery. He confesses that lesser number of Muslims get depression who engage for ablution (wuzu) five times a day.
1. Treatment of Blood Pressure with Ablution:
A heart specialist quoted about the facts that ablution (wuzu) can significantly treat the high blood pressure. While Western doctors recommend the treatment to their patients by pouring water over some parts of the body, which resembles ablution (wuzu).
2. Benefits of Hands Washing:
In ablution, hands are washed as a very first step. In 5 times of hand wash, you can get rid of numerous bacterial attacks. During a whole day, people hold out various things using their hands which cause bacteria to spread and proliferate over the skin. If this hand wash practice is not being performed then one could get prone to different skin problems such as itchy skin, bad skin, heat spots, eczema and so many others. This also maintains proper hygiene and maintains the color of your hands. It also amplifies the beauty of your hands with the proper frequent wash.
3. Gargle of Mouth in Ablution (wuzu):
As the mouth provides a perfect environment for bacterial growth, it provides optimum temperature for a broad range of bacteria with a dark environment which is again a plus point to proliferate bacterial growth. Mouth washing is characterized as sunnah in ablution, this can wash out harmful bacteria from the mouth. It is revealed by a study that frequent mouth washing can prevent the occurrence of tonsillitis and also prevents from the chance of mouth cancer. Moreover, this frequent washing can also prevent from mouth’s bad odor and can prevent from the chance of various diseases such as mouth edge splitting, sore mouth, mouth and lip moniliasis and others.
4. Washing the nose in Ablution (wuzu):
Lungs demand the air free from pollutants, and it should be above 90 degrees Fahrenheit of its temperature with 80% of moisture. All of these requirements are fulfilled by the nose, which is provided with mucus lining that can moisturize the air and help in sticking the dust particles in the air which are trapped by the tiny hair-like structures in the nose. These trapping hairs and the mucus when trap enough dust (composed with many harmful particles as well) could result in the contamination of the nasal environment. This entangled dust is removed by washing the internal of the nose which is also the Sunnah part of ablution (wuzu). This could prevent us from getting polluted air into our lungs and gives us with the clean nose.
5. Washing the face in Ablution (wuzu):
With increasingly pollutant environment, dust and several kinds of harmful bacteria attack on the skin to make it rough and even excess of this can cause skin ailments for the face. Also the eyes, which are washed as well with the face washing step of ablution. Nowadays there are a number of eye diseases which are prevailing with the increase of pollution in the environment. A European doctor’s thesis name as “Eye, water, and Health” is quoted with the facts of washing the eyes many times a day to remain away from various eye diseases.
Moreover, a member of the “Beychar” (American council for beauty) has detailed a very stimulating fact. She statuses that the Muslims don’t need to apply any sort of chemical lotions to get their skin safe from bacterial infections as they get their faces washed during ablution many times a day which ultimately safeguards them from different ailments. Another eye expert-narrated that one should wash his eyebrows frequently to get sheltered from the treacherous disease like blindness.
6. Washing the Arms in Ablution (wuzu):
There are 3 foremost veins located in the elbow which is linked to the brain, heart, and liver. According to an American study, two groups were studied in which one was subjected to wash the arms till elbow (including hands) daily (frequently) and other to remain none. This study resulted that the flow of water to the full arm till the elbow point daily significantly improves the health of these three organs (heart, liver, and brain) and made them strong when compared to the other group.
7. Wiping Head During Masah in Ablution (wuzu):
At the back of your head, there is a bunch of muscles and nerves located which are directly connected to your spinal cord. Wiping head including the neck with wet hands stimulates the neurons and make them active. Also, the frequent signal deliverance makes the brain more active and robust. Additionally, it was revealed through a scientific study that wiping the back of head including the neck with a wet towel (or hands) protects from the fever and mental sickness.
8. Washing the Feet in Ablution (wuzu):
Some years back, an outbreak of specific types of fungal ring growth was encountered. In the epidemiological study of this outbreak, it was found that these fungal rings resulted through the sweating and dust accumulation on the skin of feet. And it was also revealed that Muslims have fewer ratios to get this disease. The practice of five times feet washing keep the dust and sweating cleaned and keep our feet free from any bacterial infections.
Furthermore, by washing the feet frequently as in ablution (wuzu), you protect yourself from dryness of the brain, lack of sleep, nervousness, and depression. However, in European conference of physiotherapists, it was narrated that washing the feet frequently can get the patient rid of depression and desperateness, hence only a fewer Muslims get themselves suffered from depression.