Bismillahi Rahmani Rahim
In the Most Holy Name of Allah,
Master Fard Muhammad,
To Whom We Forever Give All Holy Thanks and Praise
As-Salaamu ‘Alaikum Beloved Sisters!
The kitchen is the place where all of the cooking for the family and/or guests occurs. Because the food we eat is for the sustaining of our bodies, it must be prepared in a place where there is cleanliness and order. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) teaches us that our floors should be clean enough to eat off of them.
HERE IS A LIST OF THINGS THAT MUST BE DONE IN THE KITCHEN:
*Wash dishes – after use
*Cook meals – children twice a day and adults once a day
*Wash counter-tops – after every use
*Wash table – after every use, including the top, underneath and all legs (table)
*Clean chairs – when needed, but if you have children three-years-old or younger, clean every day
*Wash shelves, cabinets – once a month and whenever spills and smudges occur
*Scour pots and pans – once a month generally and whenever burned
*Sweep and mop floor – every day, and after spills (after mopping do not let your floor air dry. Get a big, old towel, stand on it and proceed to dry off your floor. You can return your kitchen to normal sooner rather than later and eliminate the inconvenience of having to wait for it to air dry.)
*Beat rugs – every day
*Take out trash – every day
*Wash trash cans – every week
*Wash walls – whenever spills occur and overall, twice a year
*Change curtains – every three months, unless the area is smoked up, then change them in the right way
*Clean stove – after every use, but once a week do a good overall cleaning
*Clean refrigerator – overall, once a week, but clean any spills whenever they occur. Clean the outside (including the top) every day
*Wash kitchen linen – once a week, separately from clothes
*A general cleaning is done every week, and every three months a changing and rearranging of furniture and decorations helps to bring a fresh new look, along with what we call a major cleaning.
*Fresh Flowers are a MUST in our kitchen.