How can you tell someones a Muslim? The smell.

16 Aug

Now I could waffle on, say some anti- Muhammad(pbuh) jibber jabber and attempt to annoy some of my Muslims brothers. However, this is not the intention. The intention is for people who are searching such things as ‘why do muslims smell, why do muslims always smell of curry and why are Muslim people so unhygienic,’ to be directed here so they can learn that we don’t smell and that we are very hygienic.

The Qur’an is filled with a numbers of directive regarding personal hygiene from cutting your nails to shaving/plucking your pubic hair. Prophet Muhammad(pbuh) said  “Five things are part of the fitrah: shaving the pubic hair, circumcision, trimming the moustache, plucking the armpit hairs, and cutting the nails”. 

“The noble soul can reside only in a clean body. Only by maintaining the outer cleanliness, one can obtain inner purity. It is this inner purity of Heart which Allah looks for and which is the seat of His remembrance. Hence, it is imperative for a man to keep clean within and without.”

Cleanliness is a big part of our faith unlike many others. Who else in this world is obliged to wash their hands 5 times a day minimum due to prayer? How many of you wash your hands 5 times a day? How many when you don’t include washing them after the toilet? I bet very few of you do more. We also have a correct bathing method according to the practice of the prophet Muhammad (pbuh) referred to as Ghusl where we:-

• Wash both hands three times.
• Wash the private areas.
• Make a complete ablution.
• Rub water through one’s hair three times, letting the water reach down the roots of the hair.
• Pour water over the entire body, beginning with the right side, then to left, washing the armpits, inside the ears, inside the nasal cavity, inside the toes and whatever part of the body can be easily rubbed.

I must admit that I myself do not follow this method strictly but in this modern world with such wonderous things as Original source Mint tea tree shower gel and power showers its quite hard to. But anyway back to the original point. We are hygienic people. Try smelling yourself before banding rubbish around the internet. It’s people like you that create divides. We should be building bridges, not refusing to cross them because of some supposed nasty smell on the other side. ‘You smell what you tell yourself to smell’ and just remember ‘when you smell curry, I smell a racist.’

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One Response to “How can you tell someones a Muslim? The smell.”

  1. hotshot bald cop September 4, 2011 at 9:51 pm #

    Now that is some magnificent journalism.

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