Washing Away Your Sins: Threatened Morality and Physical Cleansing

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Science  08 Sep 2006:
Vol. 313, Issue 5792, pp. 1451-1452
DOI: 10.1126/science.1130726

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    I recently read the Arabic translation of this report in a local newspaper. It amazed me to discover that this study was based upon a practice that Muslims are requested to do when their “moods” are down due to anger, frustration or any blue feelings.

    To be more precise, Muslims are asked to go into the process of “Ablution” which involves washing main body parts—hands, arms, head, face and feet—with fresh water. Again,...

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