Lately I have been working as a freelance in Jamia Millia Islamia University. This university has an amazing culture where at the time of namaz (daily prayers in Islam) everyone gather in a hall of their respective buildings to perform namaz together.
Before performing namaz everyone has to perform wuzu(a practice which involves washing face, hands and feet).
So basically namaz and wuzu go together.
There is a middle aged man in our building who spills water everywhere whenever he is washing his feet while performing wuzu and create a real big mess every where in the toilet because instead of washing his feet on the wash basin he washes it on the floor.
I mean seriously, on the floor.!
If we think that, only washing our body and performing namaz is Islam, then we are mistaken just like this guy. Nowhere it is written in Islam to create a mess for other people in order to cleanse ourselves.
Again it’s about gaining knowledge and being conscious of our activities. I am very sure that, this guy had no idea that he is creating so much pain for other people, (maybe he doesn’t care, that’s even worse).
Islam is about caring other people, the daily prayers in Islam is for gratitude toward God and to gain consciousness.
I don’t know how many people are giving gratitude towards Allah while performing namaz, but consciousness is surely missing in most of us.