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Conditions allowing dry ablution

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1-Intention to uplift minor or major impurity. 2-Possession of mental faculties. 3-Awareness. 4-Inability to use water for ablution. 5-Dry ablution must be with pure dust.

Dry Ablution

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Dry ablution is a legitimate concession granted by Allah says in the Qur’an to His servants. It is one of the distinctive aspects of Islamic law and it is peculiar to the Muslim community.

Ghusl, or taking a bath

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Ghusul means pouring pure water over the entire body in a particular way, with the intention of worshipping Allah. ‘If you are in a state of ceremonial impurity, purify yourselves.’ (5:6).

The place where the wiping should be done

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The place where the wiping should be done is the top of the khuffs. If one wipes over the bottom or the back of the khuffs, one does wrong and the wiping is invalid.

Wiping over the khuff

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To wipe over the khuff instead of washing one’s feet for ablution is valid according to the general view of Sunni scholars. It is a concession given by Allah to make things easier for His servants.

When ablution is recommended

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Ablution is recommended for glorifying Allah, before going to bed, after intercourse if want to have a second one, before taking a bath or ghusl.

When ablution is required

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Ablution is required for praying, performing Tawaf, Reading quran.

performing wudu

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Performing ablution is obligatory when one wishes to pray or do a similar act of worship, such as tawaf around the Ka’bah.

Ablution, i.e. Wudu’

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In Islamic contexts it means ‘the use of water in respect of four organs, the face, arms, head and feet, in a particular way defined by Islam with the intention of worship.

Recommended practices of sound nature

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Allah’s Messenger -PBUH- said: “Ten practices are part of sound human nature: trimming the moustache, growing one’s beard, brushing one’s teeth, rinsing one’s nose, clipping one’s nails, washing the back of finger joints, plucking armpit hair, shaving pubic hair and washing private parts.”

Muslim bathroom etiquette - Part III

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It is forbidden to wipe one’s private parts after defecation with animal droppings, bones or food.

Muslim bathroom etiquette - Part II

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It is also forbidden to urinate or defecate by the roadside, or in the shade, or in parks, or under a fruit tree, or close to water sources.

Muslim bathroom etiquette

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It is forbidden to urinate in stagnant water, hold the Qur’an or to read it when one is in the toilet, hold one’s penis with one’s right hand when urinating, and one should not use it to clean oneself after urination or defecation. It is also forbidden to urinate or defecate by the roadside.

Toilet Manners

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When one goes to the toilet, one is recommended to say before entering: ‘In the name of Allah. My Lord, I seek shelter with You from all that is dirty and foul.

Relieving oneself in an open area

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If a person is relieving oneself in an open area, as in the desert, one may not face the qiblah or turn one’s back to it.

Istijmar

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Istijmar involves wiping with a solid object that is pure and cleansing, such as toilet paper, stones, wood, etc.

Istinja and Istibra

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Istinja’ is the Arabic word used for the removal of traces of what is discharged through the private parts, while istijmar signifies the use of a cleansing solid object, such as toilet paper or something similar.

What is reprehensible when relieving oneself

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What is reprehensible when relieving oneself a- Relieving oneself in an open area and it is windy, to do it facing the direction of the wind. b- To converse with anyone and  to urinate over a crevice in the ground. c- To take anything in which Allah’s name is written, except when necessary.

Using the toilet and its manners

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The use of water or solids, and whether either is sufficient.

Unbelievers’ utensils

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The primary ruling is that these are permissible to use. However, if it is known that they are contaminated with impurity, then they may not be used until they have been washed.

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