How Cleanliness and Our Best Outward Appearance are Rooted in Islamic Thinking

How Cleanliness and Our Best Outward Appearance are Rooted in Islamic Thinking
In the event that you set aside the effort to find out about the life of the Prophet Muhammad (saw) – think about his connections and how he carried on with his life – there is so much we can learn. We put the Prophet on such a high platform, and which is all well and good, that we frequently overlook he was similarly as human as we are in such a significant number of occurrences. (In a past post, I expounded on multiple times when the Prophet gave us he is human simply like us.)

Here at Haute Hijab, we gab about picking up quality and certainty, from building up a delightful, noble character yet in addition from our outward appearance. This is, all things considered, a hijab organization concentrated on engaging Muslim ladies to invest wholeheartedly and be sure about their appearance. This reasonable is established in Islamic deduction, originating from the hour of the Prophet.

Melanie before Sheik Zaid masjid in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Melanie before Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Islam has consistently put an accentuation on tidiness and looking respectable. From doing our abulations before supplication, to washing up (ghusl) after closeness so as to ask, to self prepping in anticipation of Jumuah (Friday petitions), tidiness and advancing the best in one's appearance is at the center of Islamic standards. The Prophet's life was an incredible case of executing this piece of our religion, and there are such a significant number of extraordinary exercises we can learn and actualize into our day by day cleanliness and dressing schedules.

Oral Hygiene

Its an obvious fact that oral cleanliness is a significant piece of our general wellbeing, to such an extent that there is a whole field of medication devoted to dental wellbeing. It didn't take long for antiquated civic establishments to perceive the significance of cleaning our teeth and mouth. During the hour of the Prophet, he utilized miswak to clean his teeth. The miswak had really been around for a considerable length of time before the hour of the Prophet and was normally utilized by the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. It was known for its novel cleaning properties.

Studies have indicated that the Arak tree – Salvadora persic, from which miswak is made – contains an assortment of minerals that are basic to reinforcing the root and tooth veneer, just as anti-microbials that help smother microscopic organisms development and plaque arrangement. Beside the medical advantages of dealing with your teeth, breath and mouth, there is a conspicuous advantage to looking progressively alluring and adequate.


It was portrayed that the main thing the Prophet did when he woke up and entered his house was to utilize the miswak, which is so relatable since we are instructed since early on to brush our teeth in the first part of the day and before heading to sleep. A significant number of us even take our toothbrush with us to work to brush after lunch or on the plane to spruce up twilight of movement.

"At whatever point the Prophet got up around evening time, he used to clean His mouth with siwak." (Sahih Bukhari)

"I asked Aisyah: 'What the Prophet did first when he went into his home, and she answered: He utilized siwak (first of all).'" (Muslim)

Something I love in contemplating the life of the Prophet is his scrupulousness in all parts of his life. Ensuring his oral wellbeing was under wraps was significant, not exclusively to introduce a spotless picture of himself and Islam to other people yet in addition before Allah (S). He additionally made a point to utilize the miswak before petitions. This to me is the embodiment of ihsan, or greatness in confidence.

Whenever you wake up for fajr, put forth a cognizant attempt to brush your teeth or utilize a miswak as a feature of your daily practice to prepare for petition. Doing as such for each petition might be troublesome, however I have attempted my best to at any rate execute this sunnah during fajr.

"Were it not excessively I may overburden my supporters, I would have told them to utilize the miswak before each petition." (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

Dress to Impress and Grooming

There is a barely recognizable difference between dressing in perfect, satisfactory garments to like yourself and draw an appealing picture of what Islam speaks to, and dressing in indulgent garments so as to flaunt. While Islam urges us to constantly dress pleasantly, particularly when visiting the mosque and one another, we ought to be careful about our expectations and make a point to do as such in a modest manner.

Amr container Shu'aib portrayed that the Prophet (saw) stated:

"Eat, drink, and give in noble cause. Wear (decent) attire yet without pride and excess. Verily, Allah cherishes for his endowments to be seen upon his hirelings."

I am a solid supporter for this, particularly in when Muslims are frequently found in a negative light. Putting our best self forward by offering thought to our appearance not just satisfies Allah (S) and is a sunnah practice, yet it additionally opens a passage to dawah. You are increasingly sure when you're dressed your best, and that vitality is seen by others. All in all, why not utilize that to further our potential benefit? As noticeably Muslim ladies in hijab (or regardless of whether we don't wear hijab), we are a mobile portrayal of Islam. Our hijab particularly is our moment trademark and identifier in a group, regardless of whether you need it to be or not.

By taking a couple of moments to attentively clergyman our outfit and hijab to suit the event before taking off, we can establish a moment connection about Islam on people around us without talking.

Imam Al Ghazali composes:

"This point (of neatness) is a commitment upon each proficient individual entrusted with giving the creation the call to Allah Almighty, that he deals with his outward appearance so as not to force individuals to maintain a strategic distance from him."

Likewise, Abu Hurairah (rah) detailed that the Prophet (saw) said

"Five practices are qualities of the Fitra: circumcision, shaving the pubic hair, trimming the mustaches short, cutting the nails and depilating the hair of the armpits."

Discussing dressing adequately and taking care of our own cleanliness, how about we talk about Jumuah. We as a whole know the significance of Jumuah in Islam. It is perceived as the most sacred day of the week and even treated as a smaller than expected Eid by a few. Normally, this centrality accompanies a cleanliness schedule that the Prophet underscored and rehearsed each week. Beside going to the masjid in your cleanest and best apparel, it is sunnah for men to perform ghusl, cut their nails, trim their mustache, groom their facial hair and apply cologne.

Sabera wearing Modal in Oxblood

In spite of the fact that the accentuation on going to Jumuah is on men, since it is required for them, ladies are additionally urged to deal with their appearance and tidiness on Fridays whether they are performing petitions at the masjid or at home. Things like performing ghusl, cutting nails and dressing our best are rehearses we can adjust from the sunnah of the Prophet (saw) on Friday.

This not just makes the Friday supplication a wonderful encounter for those joining in, yet it additionally is the way we ought to plan to assemble in a position of love on the holiest day of the week. You'd never go to a meeting without pressing your garments, getting a hair style and looking your closest to perfect. A similar guideline applies to meeting the one in which all issues of your life lie between His hands – Allah (S). Regardless of whether you ask at home, you should meet Allah (S) at your best.

The Messenger of Allah (saw) stated: "When one of you needs to come to Jumu'ah, let him perform ghusl." (Muslim)


"The scrubbing down on Friday is mandatory for each Muslim who has accomplished the period of adolescence and furthermore cleaning of teeth with Siwak and utilizing fragrance, if accessible." (Sahih Bukhari)

Tidiness and Care Beyond the Body

We as a whole realize that the Prophet Muhammad (saw) was a living case of the perfect Muslim. His character justified itself years before he even turned into the Prophet and Messenger of Allah (S). His activities expressed stronger than words, so it's nothing unexpected that he would likewise rehearse tidiness in different parts of his every day life past dealing with his body.

Of the numerous caps the Prophet wore, one of the most significant was that of a spouse. Through his sunnah, we are given a prime case of what an adoring, mindful and supportive spouse he was around the house. For instance, consider how he assisted with keeping his home clean. There are numerous records from his spouses that portray the house errands he would take on so as to keep his home clear and help out. It wasn't just about cleaning his home either. He took care of his appearance by patching his own garments and cared for his family's creatures.

Aisha was asked, "What did the Prophet (saw) use to do in his home?" She answered, "He used to keep himself occupied with serving his family and when it was the ideal opportunity for petition he would put it all on the line." (Bukhari)

In two different portrayals it is accounted for that she reacted: "He did what one of you would do in his home. He repaired shoes and fixed pieces of clothing and sewed." (Al-Albani) "He drained his goat." (Ahmad)

Through his activities, the Prophet Muhammad (saw) demonstrated the world that neatness and care over all aspects of our everyday life is as critical to our confidence, just like our inward otherworldly development and advancement. To such an extent that as indicated by Sahih Muslim, "Tidiness is a large portion of the confidence (iman)." To ignore our attention on keeping up a perfect way of life and physical appearance would be a damage to our profound objectives.

There are such huge numbers of motivations to offer time to our own appearance inside our homes and as we advance out on the planet. I trust you have been propelled to investigate the manner in which you keep an eye on your appearance, both inside and outside of the home. Remember that with the correct aim, your day by day neatness and dressing routine can be a demonstration of love by following the sunnah of the Prophet (saw).

Tell us in the remarks beneath which new sunnah you plan on actualizing!