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Chapter 298
رﺬﻋ ﺮﻴﻏ ﻦﻣ ﻦﻴﻤﻴﻟﺎﺑ جﺮﻔﻟا ﺲﻣو ﻦﻴﻤﻴﻟﺎﺑ ءﺎﺠﻨﺘﺳﻻا ﺔﻴهاﺮآ بﺎﺑ
Prohibition of using the right hand for cleaning after toilet without a valid
لﺎَﻗ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻲﺒﻨﻟا ِﻦﻋ ُﻪْﻨَﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر َةدﺎَﺘَﻗ ﻲﺑأ ْﻦﻋ
ْﻢُآُﺪﺣأ لﺎﺑ اَذإ
. َﻼَﻓ
ُﻩﺮَآَذ ﱠنَﺬُﺧْﺄﻳ
ِءﺎَﻧﻹا ﻲﻓ ْ
ﺲﱠﻔَﻨﺘﻳ َﻻو ، ِﻪِﻨﻴِﻤﻴِﺑ ِﺞْﻨَﺘْﺴﻳ َﻻَو ، ِﻪِﻨﻴِﻤَﻴِﺑ
ﻪﻴﻠﻋ ٌﻖﻔﺘﻣ
ٌﺔﺤﻴِﺤﺻ ٌةﺮﻴِﺜَآ ٌﺚﻳدﺎﺣأ بﺎﺒْﻟا ﻲﻓو
Abu Qatadah (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Prophet (PBUH) said, "
Do not touch your private
parts with your right hand while urinating, nor for washing or cleaning (your private parts); and do not breathe into
the drinking vessel from which you drink.
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
Muslims are required to take food and do other such things with their right hand. They have been
ordained to do all the other essential but not much liked acts with their left hand. This demarcation has been done to
highlight the distinctive position of the right hand. It is regrettable indeed that some Muslims nowadays use the left
hand for eating. It is a sign that their righteous nature is spoiled and that they have totally ignored the Divine
injunctions. May Allah help us observe the Divine orders.