Message from the Imam


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم




My Dear Parents:


Allah has blessed this Ummah (nation) with an exceptional code of hygiene; no other nation has witnessed a similar system. It was said to Salman-Farsi: "Your Prophet taught you everything, even the etiquettes of the washroom?! Salman Answered, ‘Of course!


إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُحِبُّ التَّوَّابِينَ وَيُحِبُّ الْمُتَطَهِّرِينَ


The Arabic word for purification 'is 'ta-ha-ra', which literally means' purity '; from an Islamic point of view this term refers to a state of cleanliness which a Muslim must be in to perform certain acts of worship. Although this purification will render one physically clean, the actual purpose behind purification in Islam is spiritual cleanliness.


يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِذَا قُمْتُمْ إِلَى الصَّلَاةِ فَاغْسِلُوا وُجُوهَكُمْ وَأَيْدِيَكُمْ إِلَى الْمَرَافِقِ وَامْسَحُوا بِرُءُوسِكُمْ وَأَرْجُلَكُمْ إِلَى الْكَعْبَيْنِ ۚ وَإِنْ كُنْتُمْ جُنُبًا فَاطَّهَّرُوا ۚ وَإِنْ كُنْتُمْ مَرْضَىٰ أَوْ عَلَىٰ سَفَرٍ أَوْ جَاءَ أَحَدٌ مِنْكُمْ مِنَ الْغَائِطِ أَوْ لَامَسْتُمُ النِّسَاءَ فَلَمْ تَجِدُوا مَاءً فَتَيَمَّمُوا صَعِيدًا طَيِّبًا فَامْسَحُوا بِوُجُوهِكُمْ وَأَيْدِيكُمْ مِنْهُ ۚ مَا يُرِيدُ اللَّهُ لِيَجْعَلَ عَلَيْكُمْ مِنْ حَرَجٍ وَلَٰكِنْ يُرِيدُ لِيُطَهِّرَكُمْ وَلِيُتِمَّ نِعْمَتَهُ عَلَيْكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَشْكُرُونَ


Purification is a precondition for the acceptance of prayer. The Prophet said: “No prayer is accepted without purification..."(Muslim)


Therefore: we ask you to follow up with your children about the Purification, and how to clean themselves properly before Salah, as we have taught them in the Academy.


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Jazakom Allah Khyrn

Imam Mahmoud Omar, Ph.D.

Edmonton Islamic Academy



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