Sufficing on toilet paper for istinjaa

Q: Is it permissible for one to suffice on using toilet paper for istinjaa? A: In cleaning stool, tissue paper will not be sufficient. One has to use water. (وأركانه) أربعة شخص (مستنج و) شيء (مستنجى به) كماء وحجر (و) نجس (خارج) من أحد السبيلين وكذا لو أصابه من خارج …

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Sunnats and Aadaab of Relieving Oneself – Part 1

1. Relieve yourself in a secluded place which is protected from the gazes of people. عن جابر بن عبد الله رضي الله عنهما قال إن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم كان إذا أراد البراز انطلق حتى لا يراه أحد (سنن أبي داود، الرقم: 2) Hazrat Jaabir (radhiyallahu anhu) reports, “When Rasulullah …

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Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Seven

Incident regarding his accepting Islam (continued) Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq (radhiallahu ‘anhu) then says:   I knocked on the door and Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) came out. I then asked, “O Muhammed (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), I have learnt that you have forsaken the ways of your people, and abandoned the …

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Remaining Patient at the Time of Hardships

Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: A person should never ask Allah Ta‘ala to test him with calamities and difficulties. Instead, he should always beg Allah Ta‘ala for ‘aafiyah (ease). However, if Allah Ta‘ala tests a person with calamities and difficulties, then he should adopt sabr (patience) and …

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The Outcome of Ikhlaas (sincerity)

Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following: It is my experience that any work which is commenced with ikhlaas (sincerity and according to the sunnah), despite taking place on a small scale, gains momentum and progresses swiftly. On the contrary, any work that commences with show …

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