76God hath enjoined on you to observe the utmost cleanliness, to the extent of washing what is soiled with dust, let alone with hardened dirt and similar defilement. Fear Him, and be of those who are pure. Should the garb of anyone be visibly sullied, his prayers shall not ascend unto God, and the celestial Concourse will turn away from him. Make use of rose water, and of pure perfume; this indeed is that which God hath loved from the beginning that hath no beginning, in order that there may be diffused from you what your Lord, the Incomparable, the All-Wise, desireth.
immaculate standard inculcated, 16
influence on spirit of man, n104
When do prayers not ascend to God and the celestial Concourse turn away?
What sort of water and perfume are we to make use of?