25. Narrated Abu Malik Al-Harith bin Asim Al-Ashari (RA): Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said, “Cleanliness is half of Faith; the utterance of الحمد لله (Al-hamdu lillah- all praise belongs to Allah) fills the scales of good actions; the utterance of سبحان الله و الحمد لله (Glory be to Allah and all praise belongs to Allah) fills the space between the heavens and the earth, and Salat (prayer) is light; and charity is the proof of Faith; and endurance is a light, and the Qur’an is a plea in your favour or against you. Every person begins the morning ready to strike a deal with his soul as a stake; he either ransoms it or puts it into perdition.” [Muslim]
1. Piousness in all forms is meritorious. And Faith means Faith in its perfect form. Some people are if the opinion that here Faith means Salat. Purification is essential for Salat and this is the reason it is regarded as half of Salat.
2. Excellence of the remembrance of Allah.
3. Inducement for concentration