We bathe not only to cleanse the body from dirt but also refreshes the body after a tiring day of activity. Bathing is an obligation for every Muslim to keep the body clean which will make ourself comfortable. So, even when worshiping, it is recommended to take a bath first.
Unfortunately, there are some people who do not understand the importance of bathing, so they are reluctant to do it routinely. In the hadith that calls “cleanliness is a part of faith”, it means by maintaining cleanliness has the same means as maintaining faith.
The law of bathing is as follows:
There is a rule for distinguishing between compulsory bathing and sunnah bathing, namely; Every bath that causes the bathing factor precedes it, the law is obligatory, like a menstrual bath, and every bath which causes it afterward, the law is sunnah, as is the Friday bath. (Also read: How To Dress Up for Men According To Islam).
Bathing is a way to cleanse the body as well as to make the body fresh but there are 3 times according to Islam and medical where we are prohibited to take a bath. In addition to understanding the importance of bathing, there is one more thing that we must pay attention to, namely bath time. Why is that? Apparently, there are some times when we are prohibited from bathing because it can risk disrupting health in the long run. According to the health experts, there are three times that are not recommended for bathing. At these times, the heart condition is weakened so that it is at risk of causing sudden death. (Also read: The Law of Taking Wudhu before Sleep for Menstruating Women).
3 Prohibited Times for Bathing
- 30 Minutes After Asr Prayer
At this time, the condition of the blood in the body is hot, so if we take a bath, it can cause fatigue.
- After Maghrib
Bathing after Maghrib is also prohibited because the heart condition at that time began to weaken. In addition, bathing at that time also increases the risk of wet lung disease.
- After Isya’ until 12 at Night
After Isya’ is the time when our heart rests. Bathing at that time will cause heart damage.
Those are 3 times when we are prohibited from bathing because it is not good for health. Better prevent than to cure, isn’t it? If there is a time that is forbidden to take a bath, then when is the recommended time to take a bath? The recommended time for bathing must be utilized properly because it certainly contains its own benefits for the body. (Also read: 10 Effectual Dua in the Morning in Islam You Can Recite)
- Bathe at Dawn and Before Dawn
Bathing at that time is highly recommended because the ozone content in the water is higher so that the body is fresher. (Also read: 12 Dua to Look Beautiful Everyday in Islam).
- Bathe at the Time of Asr
Bathing after waking up in the afternoon will make the body feel more refreshed. In addition, bathing during Asr also makes the body’s immunity increase so that we are not susceptible to disease.
Hopefully, within this discussion, it can make us more able to maintain our cleanliness. (Also read: The Best Time to Study the Qur’an).