Read a beautiful saying of our Beloved Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم:
إِنَّ اللّٰهَ طَيِّبٌ يُحِبُّ الطِّيبَ، نَظِيفٌ يُحِبُّ النَّظَافَةَ
‘Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ is pure and loves purity and He عَزَّوَجَلَّ is clean and loves cleanliness.’
(Tirmizi, vol. 4, pp. 365, Hadees 2808)
It is learnt that Allah Almighty likes that servant who keeps his heart, mind, body and clothes pure and clean.
Dear children! We should begin cleanliness from our heart and mind. It means that we should not let negative thinking seep into our mind against any Muslim. Our heart should always remain filled with deep devotion to Allah Almighty and His Beloved Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم. Thereafter, we should focus on other things such as our body, clothes, bed and bag etc. We should not indulge ourselves in such type of activities or games that involve the risk of making us dirty.
Dear children! Eat meal in a careful manner without dropping the pieces of food onto your clothes. You should not wipe your hands with your clothes plus during school time, you should avoid wiping your dirty hands with your school uniform. Upon returning home when you will change your school uniform immediately, it will also remain neat and clean and you will be happy to wear a clean uniform next morning.
To keep yourself neat and tidy, try to have a bath daily. You can have a bath on alternate days if weather is not suitable. Upon returning from playground, do not forget to wash your hands and face before having a meal. It is also highly recommended to clean your teeth daily.
Dear children! A good Muslim is the one who not only keeps himself clean but also keeps his surroundings tidy. Avoid throwing wrappers and fruit peels around, instead dump them in a dustbin. Remember! Never throw house trash on the street as it pollutes environment and causes suffering to others.
May Allah Almighty grant us Taufeeq to keep ourselves clean in all respects.
اٰمِيۡن بِجَاهِ النَّبِيِّ الۡاَمِيۡن صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيۡهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم