Category Archives: Relax
Muslims have been preparing to prevent the spread of illnesses for the past 1400 years…
1. Limited handshaking (especially between the opposite sex, out of respect)
2. Washing a minimum of five times per day which includes, hands, mouth, nose, face, arms past elbows, head, ears, and feet in preparation for worship.
3. Washing private parts with toilet paper AND water after each and every restroom use.
This is in addition to the routine daily showers most people take.
4. Taking a special thorough bath (called ghusl) after intimacy, menstruation, and on Fridays prior to attending the mosque or engaging in worship.
5. Covering of the face to filter dust and particles, as well as to protect women from strangers and harrassment.
6. Quarantining. When a plague breaks out in an area, Muslims are advised to not travel to it, or if they are living there, to stay there in order to stop its spread.
For those people who have caught a Muslim “randomly” washing their feet in a sink on a “random” day…now you know.
“Purification/Cleanliness is half of faith” – Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
Sh. Mikaeel grew up in a deeply spiritual Christian home in Buffalo, NY. At the age of 18, he embraced Islam.
Taken from Voltaire’s Philosophical Dictionary
“I tell you again, ignorant imbeciles, whom other ignoramuses have made believe that the Mohammedan religion is voluptuous and sensual, there is not a word of truth in it; you have been deceived on this point as on so many others.
Canons, monks, vicars even, if a law were imposed on you not to eat or drink from four in the morning till ten at night, during the month of July, when Lent came at this period; if you were forbidden to play at any game of chance under pain of damnation; if wine were forbidden you under the same pain; if you had to make a pilgrimage into the burning desert; if it were enjoined on you to give at least two and a half per cent. of your income to the poor; if, accustomed to enjoy possession of eighteen women, the number were cut down suddenly by fourteen; honestly, would you dare call that religion sensual?”