To the brothers who spread the smell of doodoo all over the musella ever time they bend over in ruku – please use some toilet paper before you apply the water and if you can’t do that use more water.
To the brothers whose breath smells like a sewer and only use the miswak; it aint cuttin it brother, time to add some tooth paste to your arsenal.
To the Muslims who tell me back home they don’t believe in using deodorant; that may be fine there, but do not get expected to be hired at a job, or for brothers to want to hang out with you, if anyone standing next to you more than ten seconds get a headache.
To the brothers who drink tea and coffee all day with sugar; please know that your teeth are yellow and rotting because you are drinking tea and coffee all day and you may want to drink some water or juice from time to time.
Now, the feet; how many Masjids have I been on that smell like feet? The hallways smell like feet, the prayer rugs smell like feet, the wudu area smells like feet, etc. One of the main reasons for this is brothers not drying off their feet after wudu and then putting on the same socks they have been wearing for days which is easy to tell as you see them at the masjid everyday. This problem is worst with Muslims who follow the Hanafi madhab and do not believe you can wash the feet once a day and they wipe over the socks. Wash your feet when you bathe and dry them off after wudu.
To the bathroom; how many foul and disgusting bathrooms have been in over the years in the Muslim community? Places so dirty and smelly I couldn’t even relieve myself in? Brothers and sisters if you think the problem is bad here it is much worse in most Muslim countries I have been in. People will tell you that this is the case because the bathroom is looked down upon in Islam, well maybe so, but the believer does not need to leave the bathroom with infections. Thankfully, I think a lot of Masjids in America have really improved in this area. The bathroom still remains an issue and in my home I have had Muslims come to make wudu and get water all over my basin, the floor, the walls, and the toilet paper gets soaked and so now days I make it clear to Muslims; you are given permission to make wudu in my bathroom on the condition you leave the place as you left it.
To the brother who told me using soap in making a ghusl is a biddah and therefore he only uses water I tell you, OK do not use soap in ghusl if you do not want to, but I hope you take a real shower after the ghusl and use plenty of soap- because you need it.