Turkish Religious Body Issues Fatwa Allowing Muslims to Use Toilet Paper

Turkish Religious Body Issues Fatwa Allowing Muslims to Use Toilet Paper

breitbart ^ | 7 Apr 2015 | Mary Chastain

Posted on 4/8/2015, 9:36:03 AM by JoeProBono

Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs, known as the Diyanet, issued a fatwa that allows Muslims to use toilet paper. However, the department reminded people “that water should be the primary source of cleansing.”

“If water cannot be found for cleansing, other cleaning materials can be used,” the Diyanet claimed in a statement. “Even though some sources deem paper to be unsuitable as a cleaning material, as it is an apparatus for writing, there is no problem in using toilet paper.” Islam requires believers to adhere to strict rules regarding bathroom use.

When a Muslim enters the bathroom, “one should say the A’udhu (isti’adha) and Basmala and then recite the prayer ‘Allahumma innee a’oodhu bika minal khubthi wal khabaa-ith,’” which means “O Allah! I seek refuge in you from male and female noxious beings (devils or evil Jinn).” The person must enter the bathroom “with one’s left foot and exit with one’s right foot.” No one should “face or have one’s back toward the qibla (direction of prayer – the Ka’ba in Mecca) when urinating or defecating.”

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via Turkish Religious Body Issues Fatwa Allowing Muslims to Use Toilet Paper.

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