Wednesday, May 6, 2009


Many infections and illnesses can be prevented by simple measures of personal hygiene. Following Islamic teachings and the sunnah of Holy Prophet (sa) about cleanliness can protect us from many diseases.

While there is no need to panic about recent news about the out break of Human Swine Influenza, please remember that hand washing, when done thoroughly and frequently, is the single most effective way to prevent the spread of communicable diseases.

Health officials recommend following these steps to keep hands clean:

1. Wet your hands with warm running water.

2. Add soap, and then rub your hands together, making a soapy lather. Do this away from the running water for at least 10 seconds, being careful not to wash the lather away. Wash the front and back of your hands, as well as between your fingers and under your nails.

3. Rinse your hands well under warm running water.. Let the water run back into the sink, not down to your elbows.

4. Turn off the water with a paper towel and dispose it in a proper receptacle.

5. Dry hands thoroughly with a clean towel.
(Nasir Khan)

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