Today I wanted to talk about the nuts and bolts of Tahara, ritual cleanliness. I also wanted to remind us all that good grooming and keeping our homes clean is an important part of our religion.
I say this because I have met sisters whose homes are sorely neglected. I can understand how this can happen. It starts with a little mess and an exhausted family. Soon, it grows, until we begin to procrastinate with our cleaning because the mess looks like such a huge task. Finally, we get accustomed to it. We do the bare minimum, just what we need to be able to function. It’s not until we have guests over, or are facing down a delivery/maintenance man in our homes that we become embarrassed by the state of things.
If this is you I want to say, this is a judgment free zone. I have been there. But with Ramadan fast approaching there is no time like the present to get started with decluttering and cleaning your home. Now is the time to really push hygiene and manners with little ones who may have become lax in those departments. And now is a great time to review the rules of Tahara so that everybody can take advantage of all of the blessings of Ramadan.
Below are some quick videos to encourage you along the way.