Cleanliness in Islam - Evidence From Quran

As a complete and comprehensive way of life, it is no surprise that Islam would include guidelines on cleanliness and how to do everything that has benefit for the human being. In a time when people are in fear about the Corona Virus, many precautionary measures are being taken, by people and whole nations. While these guidelines may seem new and strange to some, many of these measures are familiar to the Muslim who lives according to the Quran and the guidance of the final Messenger Muhammad.

Islam does not only guide us to that which is correct in the issue of cleanliness of body and our physical state but includes spiritual cleanliness as well, however I will mention here some proofs from the Qur’an and Sunnah that gives us guidelines about physical cleanliness specifically. This is by no means a comprehensive list, but a small glimpse of the various guidelines to be found in this great way of life. I begin here by quoting some verses from the Noble Quran which includes rulings of cleanliness in a general way.

O you who believe! Approach not As-Salat (the prayer) when you are in a drunken state until you know (the meaning) of what you utter, nor when you are in a state of Janaba, (i.e. in a state of sexual impurity and have not yet taken a bath) except when travelling on the road (without enough water, or just passing through a mosque), till you wash your whole body. And if you are ill, or on a journey, or one of you comes after answering the call of nature, or you have been in contact with women (by sexual relations) and you find no water, perform Tayammum with clean earth and rub therewith your faces and hands . Truly, Allah is Ever Oft-Pardoning, Oft-Forgivin
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Surah An-Nisa' (4:43(

This verse from Surah an Nisaa (The Women) mentions the ruling relating to cleanliness such as taking a bath after sexual intercourse and using dry pure earth when water cannot be found.

There are several other verses which give general guidelines about cleanliness. In these verses, we find that Allah the Most High commands us to purify our clothes, bodies as well as belongings from impurities such as urine and stool.

Allaah the Almighty Says (translation)

Do not stand (for prayer) within it ever. A mosque founded on righteousness from the first day is more worthy for you to stand in. Within it are men who love to purify themselves; and Allaah loves those who purify themselves
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Surah At-Tawbah (9:108)

In regards to menstruation, Allah has guided the believers to not have have sexual relations with women during their menstrual cycle.

And they ask you about menstruation. Say, "It is harm, so keep away from wives during menstruation. And do not approach them until they are pure. And when they have purified themselves, then come to them from where Allah has ordained for you. Indeed, Allah loves those who are constantly repentant and loves those who purify themselves
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Surah Al-Baqarah (2:222)

The Almighty also commanded us to purify ourselves in order to perform the prayer such as the verse:

O you who have believed, when you rise to pray, wash your faces and your forearms to the elbows and wipe over your heads and wash your feet to the ankles. And if you are in a state of Janaabah (major impurity), then purify yourselves.
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Surah Al-Ma'idah (5:6)

He the Almighty Says regarding His Noble Book:

None touch it except the purified
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Surah Al-Waqi'ah (56:79)

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