: "Keep your clothes clean." 74:4, the Qur'an insists that the believer maintain a constant state of purity : "Believers! In the Holy Quran, Allah says: "Truly, Allah loves those who turn to Him constantly and He loves those who keep themselves pure and clean." (Al Baqarah 2:222). As far as physical cleanliness is concerned, it is of two types. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said, for example : "Removing any harm from the road is charity (that will be rewarded by Allah)." Bukhari. 12 Cleanliness is also an exalted quality which characterises the Satya Yuga (Golden Age) in Hinduism. 2 Srimad Bhagavatam also explains the internal and external cleanliness as "My dear Uddhava, general cleanliness, washing the hands, bathing, performing religious services at sunrise, noon and sunset, worshiping Me, visiting holy places, chanting japa, avoiding that which is untouchable, uneatable or not. Being charitable is a way of purifying one's wealth. Contents Religion edit See also: Ritual cleanliness In Christianity edit Main articles: Ablution in Christianity and Lavabo The Bible has many rituals of purification relating to menstruation, childbirth, sexual relations, skin disease, death, and animal sacrifices. Clement of Alexandria, while condemning excesses, had given guidelines for Christian who wished to attend the baths. Cleanliness and purification is one of the great privileges of Islam.
215 CE) allowed that bathing contributed to good health and hygiene. Subjects taught first in the book of cleanliness include: which are clean, what is clean and what is not clean, what people need to be cleansed from, how they should clean, and which water should they use to clean. In some Orthodox Hindu households, taking a bath after visiting a funeral is required as some hindus believe that it is an inauspicious thing to witness and the in-auspiciousness would follow. As stated by many Hindu scriptures that cleanliness is a way of relative to God. Bathing in these rivers will purify the mind and increase their good merits.
As we all know that praying five times a day is obligatory for all Muslims. 4 Cleanliness is linked with proper hygiene. The Bhagavad Gita repeats this word in five slokas.8,.3,.7,.14 and.42. And on another : "Had I not been afraid of overburdening my community, I would have ordered them to brush their teeth for every prayer." Bukhari. While people generally consider cleanliness a desirable attribute, Islam insists on it, making it an indispensible fundamental of the faith. Cleanliness or aucam is both internal and external.