Why should we stay in a state of Wudhu (Ablution)?

Why should we stay in a state of Wudhu (Ablution)?


Certainly Muslims need to perform Wudhu (ablution) before each Salah (prayer). In other words, it is a purified state that is the prerequisite for Salah. The purification of our bodies is the means to the cleanliness of the heart and soul. Therefore it brings us closer to Allah. Hence, Islam emphasizes a lot on purification because it completes one’s faith.

O you who have believed, when you rise to [perform] prayer, wash your faces and your forearms to the elbows and wipe over your heads and wash your feet to the ankles. (5:6)

Our religion Islam has given great significance to ablution. The above-mentioned verse clearly describes the way and procedure of ablution. Further, it explains to us the significance of ablution. Moreover, wudhu does not only have a religious purpose. In fact, it has scientific benefits too. It has been proved by science that the act of ablution is very effective for the healthy functioning of the body organs. In addition, remaining in a purified state will help us gain the blessings of Allah. Further, remaining clean helps our physical and mental health.


What are the Benefits of Performing Ablution?


Below we have mentioned a number of benefits of remaining in a state of ablution.


  1. Ablution Saves us from physical Diseases


Ablution saves us from many physical diseases. Because we are in a purified state, we save ourselves from germs. Therefore ablution generally saves us from physical diseases.


  1. We remain purified because of ablution


We are physically pure because of Wudhu. Because we wash our body parts several times during the day, therefore this helps us remain in a continuous purified state throughout the day.


  1. Gain Allah’s blessings


By staying in a purified state, we gain Allah’s blessings.


  1. Ablution purifies our soul


Wudhu strengthens us spiritually and emotionally because remaining in a state of ablution purifies our soul better and hence makes us emotionally strong. Certainly, we can strengthen our faith by remaining in a state of ablution.


  1. Immense Scientific Ways


The scientific benefits of ablution are immense. When we cleanse and wash our mouth several times a day, it saves us from bacteria and germs. Further, it also saves us from tooth problems. Moreover, our face will also be protected from wrinkles because we shall shed of the dust of it and cleanse it several times a day.


  1. Saves us from Germs


In the same vein, washing our hands several times a day also saves us from germs. That is to say, we touch several things during the day, which are dirty and can cause damage to our health. Consequently, by washing our hands we shall protect ourselves from germs. As a result, we shall remain healthy.


  1. Activates Blood Circulation


Moreover, when we wash our arms, our blood circulation is activated. Therefore, this again is beneficial for our physical health. Further, it makes the person more active.


  1. Refreshes and Calms Us


In addition, performing ablution before going to bed helps us give a calm and peaceful sleep.


9. Opens gates of Heaven


The gates of Heaven will be opened for the person who performs ablution the right way.


10. Ablution Omits our Sins


we omit our sins while performing ablution. The Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) said,

 “When a Muslim, or a believer, washes his face (in the course of Wudu’), every sin which he committed with his eyes, will be washed away from his face with water, or with the last drop of water; when he washes his hands, every sin which is committed by his hands will be effaced from his hands with the water, or with the last drop of water; and when he washes his feet, every sin his feet committed will be washed away with the water, or with the last drop of water; until he finally emerges cleansed of all his sins.”  (Muslim, Book 9, Hadith 1028)



In short, we continuously receive blessings from our Lord while in a state of ablution. Consequently, it brings us closer to Allah. We can try and make it a habit to remain in the state of ablution. We can follow the Sunnah of our beloved prophet (peace be upon him) by thinking about the benefits of remaining in a state of ablution. It can act as our driving force. In short, we should try to remain in the state of ablution, because it makes Allah happy. To know what else makes Allah happy and how can we please Him, we need to read the Quran and understand its meaning.

In other words, Quran explicitly explains the manners we need to adopt in order to make Allah happy. Take the QuraOnline course; Quran Translation and Quran Tafseer to understand the verses of the Quran that state clearly what Allah wants from us. Consequently, this way we shall be able to please our Lord and as a result, it shall fill our hearts with peace and light.