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9 Unique Things God Has Given To Only Islam

Once the Messenger of Allâh (I)came to us and saw a man with shaggy hair. He said, ‘Couldn’t he find something to tidy his hair up?’ Then he saw another man with dirty clothes and said, ‘Couldn’t this man find anything with which to clean his dress?’ ” (Ahmad)

Purity in the Islamic perspective is a comprehensive term, and what demonstrates this fact is that the word tahârah is mentioned in the Qur`ân in many occasions, but with various conotations.

1. Purity from sins. Allâh(I)says in this regard:

“Take alms from their wealth in order to purify them and sanctify them with it.”

[Surah at-Tawbah(9):103]

Ibn ‘Abbâs (t)said:

“The Prophet  prescribed Zakaat-ul-Fitr[3] as a purification of the fasting person from empty and obscene talk and as food for the poor. Whoever pays it before the ‘Eid Prayer, it will be accepted as Zakaat, but if anyone pays it after the Prayer, it will be counted only as charity (Sadaqha) like any other charity.” (Abu Dawud)

2. Purity from idols. Allâh says in this regard:

“…purify My House (The Ka”bah Makka) for those who are circumambulating it, or staying( l’itkaf), or bowing or prostrating themselves there,in prayer.”

[Surah al-Baqarah (2):125]

3.purity in form of glorification and veneration:

“Those who disbelieve from among the people of the Scripture (jews and christians) and among the mushrikun, were not going to leave until there came to them clear evidence. * A Messenger (Muhammad)from Allah, reciting (The Quran)purified pages.”

 [Surah al-Bayyinah (98):1-2]

4.Purity also means what is lawful:

“Their garments will be of fine green silk, and gold embroidery. They will be adorned with bracelets of silver, and their Lord will give them a pure drink.”

[Surah al-Insân(76):21]

5.purity of the heart from the things which cause suspicion:

“And when you ask (The Prophet’s wives) for anything you want, ask them from behind a screen, that is purer for your hearts and for their hearts.”

[Surah al-Ahzâb (33):53]

6.purity from ilicit sexual relations:

“And (remember)when the angels said: “O Maryam (Marry )!Verily, Allah has chosen you, purified you, and chosen you above the women of the ‘Âlameen (mankind and jinns (of her life time)”

[Surah Âli-Imran (3)43]

7.purity which means elevating of status:

“And stay in your houses, and do not display yourselves like that of the times of ignorance, and establish the prayer (salat), and give Zakât and obey Allâh and His Messenger. Allâh wishes only to remove Rijs (evil deeds and sins etc)from you, O members of the family (of the prophet), and to purify you with a thorough purification.”

[Surah al-Ahzâb (33):33]

8.purity from aborminable things and filth:

“And as for those who believe and do good works, We shall make them enter Gardens underneath which rivers flow, they will abide therein for ever; there for them are purified mates (viwes), and We shall admit them to shades wide and ever deepening.”

[Surah an-Nisâ´ (4):57)

9.purity from the state of impurity:

“O you who believe! When you rise up for Prayer, wash your faces, and your hands up to the elbows, and wipe your heads (with wet hands)and (wash)your feet up to the ankles. And if you are in a state of major ritual impurity (janaban),[4]purify yourselves (by taking bath). And if you are sick or on a journey, or one of you comes from the answering of call of nature, or you have had contact (make love)with your women, and you find no water, then go to clean earth and wipe your faces and hands with it. Allâh does not want to place you in difficulty, but He wants to purify you and to perfect His grace upon you that you may give thanks.”

[Surah al-Mâ`idah (5):6]

 The Unique Qualities of Purification

Purification is equal to half of the faith: The Prophet of Allâh said in this regard:

“Cleanliness is equal to half the faith,and saying‘Praise be to Allâh fills the scale of good deeds [on the Day of Judgment]. The utterance of ‘Subhân-Allâh’(Glorified is Allah!)and ‘Al-hamdu-lillâh’ (praise be to Allah!) fill the space between the heavens and the earth(with blessing)The Salât (Prayer)is a guide [to goodness], giving charity is a proof (of one’s faith) patience is light [through which he continues to be guided], and the Qur`ân is a plea, either in your favor or against you [as the case may be]. Everyone begins his morning striving with his soul, either he sells it [to Allâh by obeying Him] and frees it [from the Fire], or destroys it [by selling it to the Shaytaan or his desires by obeying them].”(Muslim)

Purification is one of the ways one can please Allâh and earn His love. Allâh(1)said:

“Indeed Allâh loves those who continually seek repentance and those who purify themselves.”

[Surah al-Baqarah (2):222]

Abu Hurairah (t) reported the Prophet as saying:

“The following verse was revealed concerning the people of Qibâ´:

‘Wherein are men who love to purify themselves. And Allâh loves those who purify themselves.’

[Surah at-Tawbah (9):108]

They used to cleanse themselves with water (after answering the call of nature, so this verse was revealed in their regards.”(at~Trimidi)

To preserve and guard purification, [by always striving to be in a state of purity by performing ablution,] is one of the qualities of believers, for it is a type of worship seen only by Allâh. The Prophet said:

“Always be upright, though you will not be able to perfectly, and know that the Prayer is the best of your deeds. Only a believer guards and preserves his wudoo´ (ablution).” (ibn Maaja)

Maintaining purification is an act that leads to acceptance of supplication. ‘Amr bin ‘Abasah (t) narrated that the Prophet  said,

“No Muslim who sleeps in a state of purification (having perform ablution)and then after awakening during night, mentions Allâh and asks Him anything of the good of this life and the Hereafter, except that Allâh gives him what he asked for.” (Ahamad)

Purification elevates one’s rank and status. Abu Hurairah (t)narrated that the Prophet said to Bilâl at the time of the Fajr (Dawn)Prayer:

“O Bilâl, Tell me the most promising deed you have done in Islâm, for I heard the sound of your footsteps in Paradise.”Bilâl answered: “I haven’t done an act more hopeful to me than this: I have never performed ablution during the day or night except that [after it] I performed what I could of voluntary Prayers.” (al~Bukhari).

Purification is a remittance of one’s sins. The Prophet said:

“If any Muslim performs the ablution, humility and bowing excellently at the time of a prescribed Prayer, it will be an expiation for all his past [lesser] sins, as long as he has not committed a major sin, and this applies to all times.”(Muslim).

The end justify the means.I know that everybody must strongly believe that Islam is a religion of purification.Is this also of christianity? If so, I am rightly waiting for your proofs and convincing comments from across religions.Be it Christians or others.

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