📖Sahih Muslim 846 b
‘Abd al-Rahman son of Abd Sa’id al-Khudri reported on the authority of his father that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: Bathing on Friday for every adult, using of Miswak and applying some perfume, that is available-these are essential. So far as the perfume is concerned, it may be that used by a lady.
- This hadith highlights the importance of maintaining cleanliness and hygiene in Islam, especially on Fridays. While bathing on Fridays is highly recommended, it does not mean that cleanliness is not required on other days. In fact, cleanliness is emphasized in the Quran and hadiths on a daily basis. Quran (2:222) states: “Indeed, Allah loves those who are constantly repentant and loves those who purify themselves.” This verse highlights the importance of purifying oneself both physically and spiritually, which includes maintaining cleanliness and hygiene on a daily basis. Similarly, Quran (5:6) emphasizes the importance of performing ablution (Wudu) before offering prayers, which requires washing specific body parts with water. This highlights the importance of maintaining cleanliness in Islam on a regular basis, not just on Fridays. Therefore, while bathing on Fridays is recommended, it is essential to maintain cleanliness and hygiene on a daily basis in Islam. This includes performing ablution before offering prayers, using Miswak, applying perfume, and maintaining personal hygiene.