Can you inform us about the accepted ways of bathing in Islam?
Submitted by on Sun, 11/10/2009 - 10:50
Dear Brother / Sister,
Being naked while having a bath is not a sin but it is against good morals.
We should not speak and we should close our private parts when we bathe or take a Ghusl (ritual ablution of the whole body). However, the Ghusl is valid if we do not act accordingly. The accepted way of bathing: 1- We should clean our teeth with miswak (Islamic toothbrush) before we bathe. 2- We should take a bath with nice thoughts like being clean when we pray in the presence of Allah. 3- We should enter to the bathroom stepping first with our left foot. 4- When entering we should say “in the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful, I seek refuge in Allah from the evils of devil banished and every kind of excrements. We should close the door so that nobody sees inside the bathroom. 5- When bathing especially in a public bathing place, we should cover our private parts and wear a loincloth. 6- We should firstly wash our right and left shoulders. 7- We should not waste the water. 8- When we feel hot water on our skins, we should think of Hell and compare the hell fire with this hotness of water. 9- We should not talk while bathing; we should not sing songs including Allah’s names or holy things and should not read verses from the Quran. 10- We should not enter the bathroom towards the evEning and between the evening prayer and night prayer. 11- We should not pour water on us while standing but while sitting. 12- We should not urinate or defecate in the place of bathing. Our Prophet especially warns us about it, “one of you should not urinate in the place where he bathes. If he does, he should not make wudu (ablution) in that place. Most of doubts come from this.” 14- Those who have bath should wash and clean the bathroom. There should not be any unpleasant sight in the bathroom. They should clean all the dirt of soap, hair, and dirty water on the floor. The dirty clothes should not be hung and should not be left as dirty. 15- Everybody should have their own loincloths and use that. 16- Before bathing if they have long hairs and mustaches, they should shorten and cut them off. 17- It is mustahab (recommended) to pluck and shave the hairs of your armpits once in maximum forty days 18- It is Sunnah to remove the pubic hairs once in maximum forty days it is Sunnah. 19- It is Sunnah to have kohl three times on our right eye, two times on our left eye, and to begin from the right one. 20- We should bury or burn the nails and hairs we cut by wrapping them in something.
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