Channel: Hussain Kamani
Using the Toilet and Wudu
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Babu Dobby the whole holiday, the etiquette of using the laboratory
when you go to the laboratory, enter with your left foot and leave with your right foot, do not take inside anything has honest Name of Allah Most High or messenger so a lot of Salaam do not enter with a bare head or guarantees. Okay, the first thing amount was added after like I mentioned here is that when you walk into the washroom, we've been taught this from childhood, and today mom ghazali is reiterating that again, that when you enter into the washroom, make a point to enter with the left foot and when exiting exit with the right foot, so you're entering with a left foot exiting with the right foot. Now when you go into the washroom, bear in mind that many times the slippers of
the washroom will actually be inside the lavatory and not outside for common reasons because you don't want those slippers that may have filth on them on the outside of the washroom. So if those slippers are on the inside by the doorway, when you're stepping inside the washroom you're stepping in with your left foot, but the sooner is to put on which the prefers the right slipper. So the best way to accommodate to both Sooners is to enter into the washroom with your left foot. But step on top of the slipper. Don't put the slipper on step on top of the slipper. And then take your right foot and put them inside the slipper first, and then your left hand side so that way you can enter
with your left foot yet Put your right slipper on first. And then when exiting, you can follow similar procedure to make sure that you can accommodate both cylinders. The second thing that chef mentions here,
he says do not take anything in the washroom that has the name of a law written on it. Anything that has the name of a lover tonight do not take it with you to the washroom because this is disrespect to a last name. And he also ends here or is sudo su li and anything that has the messenger sort of La Hollywood films name should also be taken out. So let's say for example, someone has a ring on it, and on the ring it has the name of Allah. So in that case, what we need to do is we need to make sure that we did not take that ring inside the washroom with us. Or if someone for example has the name of a laboratory on their hat, or they may have it written on their shirt, or they may have
written on their coat, whatever the case is, if you have a loss of handle without his name written on your garment, then in that case, you should not take it inside, he should leave it outside. Now when you're leaving it outside, you have to bear in mind at times you may not be able to leave it outside. And the reason why you can't leave it outside is because it's not safe. For example, you're traveling at the airport. And while you're traveling at the airport, you have a Quran with you. Now if you leave that put on outside that will cause problems. You're at the airport you have to keep everything with you belongings with you, you don't have a companion. So in this case you will take
that put on inside the washroom with you. But rather than keeping it on yourself or keeping it open inside a bag and pushed away inside your corner of your bag hanging on the back of the lavatory door, maybe with your court over that as well for extra respect. Similarly, if someone has the Koran on their phone, that one of the best things to do in that situation would be to turn the screen off put the screen to sleep mode, maybe kill the app when going into the washroom so doing your best while having the name of Allah subhana wa tada removed from the scene of filth or impurity. Now one point that we have to keep in mind at this point here is that many times when we go to the washroom
many times when we go to the washroom many people they hang an amulet around their neck. You guys have seen the amulets, commonly in order to audibly refer to the Messiah with a Rukia an amulet that hangs around their neck and the purpose behind these amulets usually, is to have the name of Allah subhanho wa Taala on them, right they write inside the verses of the Quran are blessings on the prophets that allowed them to protect a person from shaytaan or filth and wrong. So there are two issues. The first issue is the validity of even wearing these amulets. That's the first issue. And then the second issue is, if it is permissible, is it permissible to take those inside the washroom
or not that becomes a second issue. So the first thing that we have to keep in mind, the scholars say that if a person is wearing an amulet, there are certain things that we have to consider before making a conclusion on whether that is permissible or not for them to wear. The first thing we need to know is that why is the person wearing that? Is the person wearing that because they believe the power of Shiva the power of protection and cure lies in that amulet. Without that amulet there is no cure, there is no Shiva. If that's what they believe that
There's a problem there because the only one who gives cure is Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now, commonly when you write an amulet if someone writes an AMA that are adavi Rukia, they usually have Allah subhanaw taala, his name written in there some verses of the Quran some lessons on the Prophet said a lot of some of this sort of thing.
The purpose is to make a dua to Allah. That's the purpose of it. Okay. So first of all, we need to make sure that we're doing it with the right intention, that this is a dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala. That's why therefore, this has been put together. The second thing is that every aspect every single thing inside that amulet must be known, there can be nothing much who so for example, any verses that are reading in their written in there, they should be clear. And the Hadeeth written in there should be clear, we should avoid using symbols, you know, many times use symbols and these numbers in the US foreign languages, and no one has any idea of what's written inside there. This
could be mistaken for Magic or even something worse than that. So in that particular scenario, that's something that we do not want to use, and it's something filthy and wrong, it should be thrown away. If a person has an amulet. One thing you should always remember is the purpose behind it. The purpose behind an amulet is a DA, what is it? It's a law. It's known from a companion of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that he would make his young children were amulets. One of us, hava used to make his young children were always until they would reach an age and then he would take it off them. And someone asked him, Why do you make them wear it when they're young, but not
allow them to wear it when they grow old? He said the reason is, because when they're young, they're not capable of reading these laws. They haven't memorized them, they don't know them. They're not capable of it. But as soon as they become capable of reading the laws, then there's no longer any need for them to be written around their necks. Now it's time to let these go and let them read them every day. The purpose is to read the law, what's the purpose? To read the law, that's the purpose, the purpose isn't to hang them and then people are not reading any law to Allah subhanaw taala at all. So that's an issue.
Now in a scenario where someone for whatever reason cannot memorize maybe it's a child or an adult, and they have this hanging around their neck and everything inside there is model nothing is unknown. And this is Warren with the intention of it being a source of asking Allah subhana wa tada because I mentioned there was in there so that was our source of asking Allah. Now when a person goes to the washroom This must be removed, because it has Allah subhana wa tada his name, if you have the ability, you should remove it. And if someone says, If I ruin my hobbies, I don't have any protection, then what's the problem?
The first point that we started with that you can't be dependent on the Tao ease or that amulet being your cure. When you go to the washroom you should take it off. And Allah subhana wa tada will protect you because it's the honor of Allah His name that you don't take it in such a place. So this is something that we should be aware of, to not take a lesser panel that has named or the prophets name and somewhere that is inappropriate. Now the next two points in Amazon he mentions is that do not enter into the washroom with your head uncovered and did not walk into the washroom barefoot.
Now, someone may question what's the purpose of saying this? Why are we not allowed to have our feet uncovered in our head uncovered when going to the washroom? So before we read the footnote, which is in a small little one there, it's at the end of the book, I'm going to ask the brother to read it. But before we get there, I want to make a short explanation. And just to summarize it, we have to bear context in mind. At the time of the Prophet said a lot of money was sent into the most common place people would use the restroom or public washrooms. And in these public washrooms, you have to understand that they were large areas where they were not the cleanest places. And for someone to go
there barefoot was not natural, and neither was that human. No one would go into the washroom barefoot, where it smelled so horrible. If you've been back home in India or Pakistan, or maybe in Saudi Arabia, and you're traveling between Mecca and Medina and your bus pulls over to one of these small gas stations, and you have to use the washroom. You know how bad it smells there, it smells so horrible. It smells so horrible. Sometimes when you go back home to whether it's in the Middle East or in Africa, or South Asia, the washrooms they smell so horrible that it's unbelievable. So bearing that context of a washroom in mind, no one would want to enter into a washroom barefoot because it
would bring filth onto their feet first thing. The second thing the reason why people want to cover would want to cover their hair is because what's the first part of the body that catches smell
the hair, the first part of the body that if you stand next to a fire, your skin may not smell bad, but your hair immediately was not bad. it'll pick up the smell just like that. You know, people that usually spray fragrance on their hair because that's the part that's a part of the body that catches fragrance first. Not as if you could catch fragrance First, it would always also be likely that it would catch that bad smell first. And the last thing you want is to go to the washroom sit there for 510 minutes, and then you're walking out and then you have the smell and you go home and you try to embrace your wife and she says Get away from me. Because you have that smell in your hair. Go use
some shampoo and wash so now we're being taught cover your head before going to the Washington make sure that smell now someone can object What about the beard?
Well, then the reality is that we do not people did not have a cloth that would cover the beard. There was no
thing is a beard cap. So in that case you would do and wipe through your beard or whatever it was cleaned that up, but what you can cover, that's what you should cover. So we're going to go to the footnote at the end of the book, leave it's page 160 something and we'll read the footnotes so we can hear the explanation page 163 Yes, According to some sources, keeping the head uncovered in the laboratory leads to the falling price of Jen and forget the forgetfulness and bad smell and the hair. Covering on the head when answering a call nature is from among the practices of messenger of Allah Azza wa sallam I chose Anbu narrates that one the Prophet Solomon enter the toilet he would
cover his head. Similarly, Habib immensely reports on the Prophet sallallahu Sallam enter the toilet, he would wear shoe and covered his head because all certainly related to a boubakeur. There are similar narrations from honest Yvan Melek and other masilela Shadi.
allama manavi nsms are these commentary fatale Kadir narrated these 667 explains the reason our Prophet sallallaahu salam uncovered his head when entering the toilet, it was done hyper spectral a lot and because covering the head when answering the call of nature causes the pores of the body to contract thereby allowing quicker emergence of thesis. It also prevents the odor of the toilet from getting onto the hair. The scholars of the path maintain that it is necessary for a person to be bashful and covered when answering the call of nature. So here they're telling us that another aspect of it is that when you cover your hair, it's a sign of being modest and bashful. So you
should also maintain that when really when relieving yourself in the washroom Yes.
Before entering the lavatory say in the name of oh okay so before entering the lavatory, say in the name of a lot and the laws are coming ahead. So before entering the lavatory before you enter into the door of the lavatory you should say your law once you enter into the laboratory, can you read your the law or not? preferably not. However, you have to keep in mind there are two opinions on whether it is permissible or not to say the name of a lot in modern day washrooms. The reason why I use the word modern day washroom is because the washrooms that we have at home are very, very clean. And the ground is usually very clean. At times there'll be no bad smell there. It may even smell
good because we have these fragrance there that are there to make sure the place smells good. There are multiple functions within that washroom there is a washing area there is a bathing area there is a beautification area, some people have their closets in their washrooms depending on how big your washroom is, you know, so the one washroom can be a source of many things. And in that case, if your toilet seat is close, the piece is clean and has no bad smell at all. There are scholars that say that it is permissible to say a last name in that sort of a room. Similarly, if your area is inside that washroom, you can read your laws while doing well in that area as well. That's an opinion. If
you follow that opinion. Then once you enter into the door, you can still say a last name until you unclosed yourself. The moment one close yourself, you can't see a last name at all that's done. Okay. So in this scenario now, once you've uncovered your body, you've unclothed yourself. Now it's important that if you want to read your law, if you missed it and you want to read it now, read it inside your heart, you won't read it loudly verbally, you read it inside your heart. If you follow the second opinion, which is the more common opinion that you do not see a last name inside the washroom period, whether it smells good or not. law's name should not be mentioned there. In that
case, once you enter into the door, if you remember to read a last name after forgetting it, then read it inside your heart. You won't read it loudly. So there's two things here. We do not say a last name and a filthy place. Everyone understand that? That's the first thing. The second issue is we do not say a last name. In while in the state of being uncovered. If a person is uncovered you don't say last name there. This this week, someone said to me shift. We were taught as young children that when taking a bath when we report the last bucket over ourself we should read the Kalima Shahada
so I said that you can do that. So why because your body's uncovered Why would you say last name when your body is absolutely uncovered in reading a shadow Allah Allah Allah, Allah Allah Allah that's wrong this is this is actually something that's prohibited from the teachings of the Prophet said a lot of stuff.
In the name of Allah, I seek refuge in Allah from filth and impurity and from the defiled one who defiles the cursed upon leaving the lavatory, save your forgiveness, all praise to the one who takes from me or harms me and leaves me with benefits.
You should make ruddy cleaning materials such as toilet paper and water before you actually begin to relieve yourself before you relieve yourself. Prepare whatever you're going to need for relieving yourself so if you need to fill up water, you shouldn't a lot of kids what happens is that when they're at home, they use the washroom they say mama I need water. That's wrong because if you needed the water, when should you have gotten the water
before you sat down, you need toilet paper before you
Sit down. The reason is because let's say for example, no one's there to help you, and you need a bucket of water, what are you going to do now?
while you're walking to go get the water, the whole area is going to become nauseous, it'll become impure. So and it's inconvenient as well, the sooner is to have whatever you're going to need for relieving yourself ready. So your toilet paper should be ready, your water should be ready. And this is a part of a greater principle, the greater principle, which we learn from the life of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was that when the Prophet said a lot, while he was sort of wanted to do something, he would not look for the things that he needed in the middle of the action, he would prepare everything and then do it. Okay. So for example, tomorrow morning, you need to go to school,
you need to write a paper, you need to have your clothes ready, you need to make sure your shoes are clean, and whatever else needs to be done. So is it appropriate to wake up in the morning and scramble for everything or prepare everything at night before going to sleep?
Preparing everything at night before going to sleep, because that's what the proper system teaches us to make sure that things have been prepared before you actually engage in it, you know, tomorrow morning, that your kids are going to need milk for their breakfast. So rather than going to sleep and rushing in the morning, buy the milk at night, and then go to sleep. Many women when they're cooking at home, in the middle of while they're cooking to start looking for their ingredients, and they realize oh, there's no salt. Now we're gonna have to find a substitute. And then you know, you get the point that I'm trying to make. So while they're cooking, they're searching in reality,
everything should be prepared. And then you start the action. This is a broader principle that we learn from the life of the Prophet that a lot of so yes, not wash yourself with water in the same place where you really, the reason why you don't want to use water to wash yourself after sitting in the same place where you relieve yourself is because there will be splashback there's going to be splash. If you relieve yourself in a particular place in the news water, when the water makes contact with water, it's going to splash back and make it dirty. So in that case, you need to be more careful. Either you can flush the water or maybe play some toilet paper on the water inside the
toilet bowl to make sure that that helps you avoiding the splashback or if it's something that's an inevitable then wash yourself down afterwards or wipe yourself down.
You should endeavor to rid yourself of all the urine bacon and throat and squeezing the meal Oregon three times in the left hand under it. Okay, so this is a concept so there are two concepts when when when when I want to go to the washroom, there are two concepts that are important to note. The first is what we call a stingy The second is what we call istikhara. two very important things is thin jaw refers to the process of removing the impurity from your body after relieving yourself. So you have stool feces, some urine, removing that urine removing those feces from your body, whatever remains is what we call Ninja, what do we call it is ninja. The second process is called liberal is
the bra means after you relieve yourself, when you stand up, you have to understand that there may be certain urine drops still within your track system. And that may come up. Now when the urine drops come out of the track. If you've already worn your garments, where will the urine drops fall onto your garments. Now a good a good analogy my teacher used to give he's to say imagine someone is watering down their garden with the hose. When they turn the water off. They clean the hose down, you know take a tissue just clean it on for any mud or anything. Now when they're carrying the hose back to the to the garage, what's one thing that will happen?
When one or two some graphs will fall right. And if you strain the pipe men what's going to happen, even more drops are going to fall. So similarly, this is the way they view it that after a person has done relieving themselves, they should make sure that they take all the precautionary steps that are required to make sure that none of the impurity falls onto your clothing. And he gives some examples here, for example, coughing, like coughing, it puts pressure on the system and takes the last drops a urinal. Some scholars have recommended doing squats, some have recommended putting tissue in that area, stepping out of the Washington and lying down for a few moments, Some suggest
putting tissue in the area and walking around for a little bit. So when you do these things, what's happening is that it's allowing those drops to come up. And if you have tissue in that area, the tissue will capture it, then you can discard the tissue and go ahead with your glue. Moving on forward. So this is an important thing for adults bear in mind. This is a bigger issue. When one is younger than it's not so much of an issue. As you age. You know, this becomes more of an issue, the drops can can pass through. But we should be trained to do these things from a young age. Now when it comes to young kids, one thing that we have to keep in mind and I'll put our age on this 10 and
under sometimes even 15 and under with many young boys and girls that use the washroom one thing that they make a mistake on is that after they're used the washroom, they immediately stand up and put their garments off and walk out. It's because they want to rush back to their video game or their TV show or going back to playing their sports again. So they haven't even completed using the washroom and now the undergarment is absolutely filthy. So at this point, some you know the scholars have mentioned that it's important that children after they're done using the washroom, the parents should make them sit there for a little bit training them to
Make sure all the drops have passed by so they're done. So for example, your child says, I'm done. I'm done using the washroom, I'm, I'm done using the washroom. So tell them come to 60. Now, sit there for another 60 seconds, once you're done, then you can wash up and then leave. So that way, you can make sure that none of the urine, the urine comes onto their garment Gee,
if you're in the desert, go out and do people and then you can find something. So he says here, if you're in the desert go out of the view of people. And some scholars also add that when relieving oneself in a public area, not only should your body be hidden from people, any noise that will exit your body should also be hidden from people because this is a part of the Southern, not technically a part of the Southern but something that a person should want to conceal any noise that exits the body at that time just out of honor of being a human being. You don't want people to be aware of that sort of thing. So being in a place where you make sure that other people can't hear you trying
your best to cover up. That's why I remember one of my shoes used to say that there are etiquettes of actually building a house. You know, when you build a house,
there are etiquettes of building a house. One of the etiquettes of building a house or Shipley's dimension at times, is that making sure no bedroom shares walls with the washroom itself. Because let's say for example, you have a guest over and that isn't the guestroom wall that's sharing wall with the bathroom, and one of your children or your wife or someone is sleeping in that room. Now while this person is using the washroom, he's going through so much shame, he feels so bad of himself that everyone can hear what are they going to think of me, I use the washroom in this manner. So making sure they would say that the walls don't talk don't share with a common bathroom.
So people can have privacy when they relieve themselves. Similarly, making sure that the windows aren't so wide open that the people outside can hear sometimes, you know, in hospitals, what they generally do is that when someone has to relieve themselves, in the presence of the nurses, they run some water to turn the water on. So that way the water running can cover up the noise of whatever, whatever is exiting the body. So be careful of this as well gee, uncover your nakedness until you reach the place where you will not face the sun or the moon. So do not face the sun of the moon. Why should one not face the sun of the moon? The first thing is that some scholars mentioned that it
becomes difficult for the one relieving themselves because if they're facing the sun, sun's gonna come on their face, it's gonna be difficult. Similarly, the light of the moon will cause them distraction could bother them while relieving them. Another thing the scholars have mentioned, some scholars have said that this not facing the sun and the moon actually only applies This is an opinion not the common opinion. But this is an opinion that this applies when the sun is setting.
The reason is because when the sun is rising and when the sun is setting, the reason is because that is a time in which certain people worship the sun. And if you face the sun while relieving yourself at a time in which they worship the sun, you're going to offend them. And if you offend them in that manner if you offend them and their religion in that manner, what will they do?
They're gonna retaliate and they're gonna offend you. That's what allows it let's have a look around. What are the Subala DNA their own? I mean, do they love a super law do not swear at the Lords of other religions? Because if you swear their gods What are they going to do? They're going to throw back at your God, so leave them to it. Our job is not to swear people's religions or mock them or make fun of them. That's not what we're supposed to do. Our job is to give them value with wisdom.
Likewise, do not face the direction of prayer.
Adam honor of the Qibla when you're using the washroom do not have your front or back facing honor. Yes, not use a place where people are accustomed to gathering and talking or place where people are accustomed to taking shape. Do not release you relieve yourself in the shade area that no one else can take shade there. Now you look for your convenience for 10 minutes and now because it's a filthy place no one can take shade there until it's cleaned. So don't do that at your own convenience putting other people at inconvenience. Do not relieve yourself in standing water nor beneath a fruit bearing tree nor in animals birds Yeah, do not put it under do not really resolve under a fruit
bearing tree or animals burrow. The reason is because an animal's burrow you're going to hurt the animal not because that's where they live and under fruit bearing trees and the fruit falls under it a fallen Natasa. So now that fruit will become you won't be able to eat that food anymore. Similarly, this is the plant these are the places also where the gin, the gin live inside these holes and live on on the trees. And if you urinate in those areas, the scholars say that this can also be very problematic, gee, do not relieve yourself on hard earth or so as to avoid splashing and spraying for he saw little saddam said the punishment and the great is from it. Use your left foot
to the punishment of the grave is from it. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was one day with a group of Sahaba and they pass by two grades. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said the people in these two grades are being punished. Why are they being punished? One of them was a tailorbear. You know, we've got Google hoarding in our in our language. He takes that person's story tells that person takes that person story tells that person he's always mixing and stirring between people and causing arguments and fights. That's why he's been punished in the grave. And the second thing The Prophet said a lot of them said the reason why the second individual is being punished in
the grave. It's because what after he relieved themselves
He was never considered of the urine drops that were coming back on his body. He did not refrain from the drops that came back on his body. That's why he's been punished in the grave. Because if you're if your body becomes dirty, your garments become dirty, your saliva is invalid, and the Quran you're touching, and you can just keep listing the things that follow. So we should be particular on this. Now, I'll tell you one thing, this is important thing for you to know.
Set up a 13th a process of relieving leaving yourself, for example, you'll go to the washroom. After using the washroom, you'll use some tissue to remove off any excess impurity, use some water to wash yourself down, use some tissue to dry up and walk out. For example, I'm giving an example. Give yourself a routine, a process of relieving yourself. And don't do more than that. And don't do less than that. Because if you don't give yourself a set routine or a set process, you know what ends up happening. People become targeted OCD.
They become it becomes nasty then, because they're not sure what if there's one drop here, what if there's one drop there. So give yourself a process, a routine that this is how I'm going to relieve myself. And after I'm done that I'm not going to do any more than that. Otherwise, there was one person once I recall it, we were in England many years ago. three friends, it was myself and two other friends. We traveled all the way from Manchester, we're going to London. And on the way to London, we stopped over in a city called Leicester. There was some shoe there we set we stopped over, we thought we'd meet them. So we went to image it at McGill Uppsala, we got the recruitment at
Uppsala, and we were supposed to leave after mother to get some food and go meet one particular scholar and then head off to London. So one of my friends, he said, you guys wait in the car, I'm just going to use the washroom, I'll be outside. You know what time you get out of the washroom when the call of the other ratio was given.
He went to the washroom after one
after another it came out when, when the issue was given, and we were fury ated. If we were in Manchester, we would have told him to take a bus and go home. But we were now in the middle of the country, we couldn't just leave him. And we were knocking on the door and getting mad at him. And all we can hear water was pouring. And then I asked him, What are you doing? He said, I thought there was a little impurity left. I said you watch for one hour.
And the issue is is that we have to keep in mind especially when using a facility that belongs to the machine who's responsible for that water now, no, belongs to Allah, this is money this is belongs to an endowment. So you can just waste this. So bearing in mind, like I mentioned, give yourself a routine. Follow that routine through that's the end of it. Yes.
Use your left foot to lean on and do not stand urinate, it is really necessary. really necessary means that say for example, someone has knee pain, they can't squat down. Or for example, you know, you don't want to sit down because it's very, very, very dirty. These are excuses. Otherwise, you know, just for the sake of convenience, it's something very bad. And bear in mind, if you do stand up and urinate that does not give you the permission to expose your son in front of other people. That's a rule given Okay, many people when they stand up and use these urinals, they forget that is also mandatory to cover yourself. Someone anyone that walks by consider something that's also very
problematic. Do you use stones or nowadays toilet paper as well as water if you intend to use only one than water preferable and in case of dedication, if you want to use only stones, you must use three clean dry stones. Well, I think with the unpinning area so as to prevent the spread of filth beyond the original area. In the case of urination, wipe yourself using three sides of a large stone or three small stones. These stones are not sufficient to clean yourself with completely use five or seven or more to complete your cleansing with an odd number. To use an odd number for verbal to complete the cleaning is obligatory Okay, keep this in mind. If you do not have access to water,
does that mean you can't use the washroom? No, you can use the washroom? How will you clean yourself after you're done? Let's say for example, you pass feces you need to clean yourself after you should use toilet paper. You can use toilet paper without water, you can use toilet paper, but the idea is that you should try to clean in a manner or clean so particularly to make sure that the impurity that is left is restricted to that area and it hasn't spread. You understand this. So the ruling is this lets any major impurity that is on your body is excused as long as it is equivalent or less than one one day not from one day not one day. Anyway, the measurement is let's say for example, you
take your thumb and your index finger and you join them. If you take a thumb and index finger, this little circle you have here now if the impurity on your body is equivalent to that or less than that, you can praise Allah, you can do a loo and be pure. If it's more than that then you cannot do so. So let's say someone's in an area where they do not have access to water for whatever reason they went to the public washroom forgot to take water with them. Now what happens? Use toilet paper trying to wipe down to the best of your ability and inshallah you know you can go ahead and do you will do and pray. But again, make sure you wipe down to the best of your ability
Yes, use only your left hand to clean yourself. Upon finishing the process of cleaning, use only the left hand to clean yourself. Not only use the left hand to clean yourself, the Muslim record Allahu Allah and Eretz Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the progress that along with saddam said do not use your right hand to touch your private area.
Forget cleaning What did we say?
While you are leaving yourself don't even use the right hand to touch the private area. For brothers and sisters like this something important many of us don't even know this that our kids have no idea that this is something that we were prohibited by the process of authentic narration it's insane Muslim, so we could be cognizant of this as well.
Upon finishing the process of cleaning safe oh my lord purify my heart and accuracy and keep my private parts from wrong action. Okay, here we go. This is my mom because it brings a spiritual aspect also to using the washroom
because I only bring the spiritual aspect to something simple as using the washroom. He teaches us a very powerful law. He says after you're done using the washroom read this law and it will develop your spirituality as well. What is that? A lamotta? Here Falvey Mira nifa after you're done cleaning yourself up from your stool in urine, make dua Allah purify my heart from hypocrisy. And then make the law while relieving after you're done cleaning your private area after you're done make this law well Huston, follow g mineral fish and purify and protect my private area from ever committing any immoral act. What a beautiful one, you just removed it, you just clean that private area now from
impurity. And immediately after that, you know, asking a lot Well, I never let me go around with this private area of mine. Let me control this. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, whoever gives me, whoever gives me the mana the bottom is like a promise, whoever promises me that he will take care of what lies between his jaws and what lies between his thighs. I promised that person gender
beautiful, whoever promises me to take care of these two things a tongue in the private area, I promised that person agenda of motherhood agenda, I promised that person I give that person that guarantee of gender. So this is one of the things that we're learning here that you know, I recall once reading, I think it was a there was a there was a scholar that was writing this Somewhere I read this a long time ago, he said that when one uses the washroom, he should look down at the stool and urine that came out of his body and remind himself that this is your reality. No matter how big you think you are, no matter how strong and beautiful you think you are, no matter how you know how
honorable you think you are, this is what comes out of you. This is how dirty you actually are. This is how filthy you are. Humble yourself. Humble yourself. If the people of the world could would even smell a fraction of what came out of your body would run away from you. It's a blessing of Allah that He allows you to secretly get rid of your impurities. Another another I remember one shift, he had written that when a person when he when he will after he passes this feces and after he cleans himself after that, he should think a lot and once you think a lot more, he should think a lot for not giving our sins a bad smell. Because if our sins had a bad smell than the world would run away
from us, and no one would ever come near us. Because at least they impurity this road, you can flush it down. But that bad smell of the sins, you wouldn't be able to flush that anywhere. So these are some powerful reflections to also make this experience a spiritual experience. Yes.
There's often not a wall or wall or whatever. So then rinse your hands with water.
And they hit the illusion. Now we're starting the etiquettes of ablution. Then one of the main things I want you to keep in mind while doing the etiquettes of evolution. Actually I'll highlight two points right now. The first point I want you to keep in mind is that a man because I didn't have to lie early teaches us many beautiful laws. These laws are not necessarily in the Hadith, but they're powerful and they're beautiful laws, because these laws relate to the body part that we're washing. So for example, the Masada holiday teaches us that when washing your face, make the wall law make my face white on the day of judgment when wiping over your neck at the back your same old
love free my neck from the fire of Holland the Day of Judgment. When washing your right hand make the law or law giving the book of deeds in my right handed on the Day of Judgment. When washing your left hands it will not don't give me a book of deeds in my left hand on the day of judgment on wiping your washing your mouth make the law or law allow me to read the color with his mouth as long as I live when cleaning inside ears make the law or law let my name be heard through these ears when my name is called for the Day of Judgment towards agenda once one putting water in your nose make the law one law Let me smell the fragrance of Jenga when blowing out of your nose make the wall a
lot Don't let me smell the fire of Johanna. So he teaches us and many more the laws that we're going to come ahead see teaches us these powerful to us and I would say these powerful laws are the gems of what did I say they are the these are the gems of wisdom because if you have these doors down, then you're going to keep yourself busy throughout the window. If you don't have any door down you're going to sit there and splash splash splash splash and you're gone. No benefit that comes out of the window.
The second thing that I want you to keep in mind is that Imam ghazali Rahmatullah. Holly, this is a test of let's see, who remembers Which finger did he follow?
Yes, very good, because it doesn't logically follow the shaft. So when it comes to matters of filk, which opinion does he give the shaft effect. So the authors and the publisher, not the author, but the publishers of the book, what they have done is that anywhere where a man was only gives a shot, if they have a small little footnote next to that footnote number two, and number three, number four, number five, and then if you turn to the back part of the book, they give the corresponding 100. For that matter, I'll highlight some of them as we go along. Yes.
I think in yourself after leaving yourself, do not neglect to use a toothpick for purifies the mouth and pleases the Lord and discloses. So the tooth stick is the miswak we should use the miswak after clean after after using the washroom before doing the widow. Now, some scholars they, they say that the best time to do the miswak is before actually starting the whoo itself. Okay, before starting with the mama or the DR Lisle and others were of this opinion that before you start your will, that's when you do the miswak. And then you sit down and make the intention for a little and then get involved. However, there were other scholars, it was Salah, and others who said that the miswak
should be done in the zoo after the hands are washed and before the mouth is rinsed out. You understand that. So after the hands are washed, and before you rinse your mouth up between these two, that's when you should use them as SWAT. The reason is, because it's a perfect time you just washed your hands, your hands are clean, pick up the miswak clean your mouth up. And then you need to clean your mouth up because now you have all the little bits in there and maybe some bad odor in there that you want to rinse out some that liquid. So put the water in your mouth and clean it up. So both opinions are in there in this matter when the miswak should be used. Is it permissible to
you is it well, let's suffice to use a toothbrush. If you don't, it will you gain the same reward for using a toothbrush as using a miswak. So the scholars say there are two unique rewards when using a miswak. The first reward is for cleaning your mouth. And the second is that Allah was pleased with the miswak allow love them to swap. There were other means that were used during that time to clean the mouth. But the virtue that was given was only to miswak it was special for miswak so if a person uses a toothbrush, you gain one reward for cleaning your mouth but the reward for miswak is not given. And this was something that Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam loved abundantly
he loved his miswak so much. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was passing away and This in itself speaks volumes. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was passing away and I show the Allahu Allah was holding the head of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, and his pain was increasing, feeling the pain of death.
And then I show his brother of the commandment of America entered into the room where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was and when he entered into that room, the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam began to look at him. And he was staring at him and I realized that he wasn't looking anywhere but up the mountain, his eyes were following up the Han whatever he went. So then she realized what the prophet sallallahu wasallam was looking at, was it up to the man, it was what was inside of the man's hand, he was up the Han was doing the miswak. So then the man said to her, I said to her brother, Come on, give me your wristwatch. She took it, she moistened it with her own
saliva. And then she began to do miss lock for the puffs little sort of right before he passed away. And I used to say there are three honors that I hold that no other person on the face of this earth holds. The Prophet passed away in my house, in my lap, with my saliva in his mouth. La ilaha illAllah three honors that I hold that no one else on this road holds. The Prophet passed away in my house in my lap with my saliva inside his mouth. Yes.
A prayer before which one has used acoustic is better than so many prayers without having to use a
clean air It's a tradition that a player with miswak is 70 times more virtuous than a prayer without miswak seven zero 70 G
is related by a vulgar a Rhonda messenger and also known as Thompson or a not afraid that I would cause hardship on my community, I would have ordered them to use a toothache before every trader. The properties that allow it was seldom said that had I not feared and this is a hadith in Bukhari and Muslim had I not feared that it would be difficult from my own mind when I've commanded them it would have been obligatory on them to use the miswak for every prayer.
What was the purpose of the law it was sort of afraid of why was he worried that it would be complicated on the on the scholars saying he wasn't worried about it being hard for us to do the miswak, five times a day, when his concern was that people may not have access to the miswak
What was the concern?
People may not have anything that comes off the contrary, then it's good, they're gonna be jammed, they're gonna have to carry the miswak wherever they go. People may not have access to the miswak that's why this was the obsolescence choice that he said that I feared this. That's why I did not command them otherwise, we would have commanded them to do miswak with every single
It is also related that he saw the film such as commanded you to to stick until I feared it would be obligated on me. Then sit for then set for the solution facing the direction of the prayer in a race place, so that the water does not splash on you say, the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate, all my Lord, I take refuge in You from the segments of devils and seek your protection I Oh, my Lord, from their being present with me.
Then wash your hands three times before dipping them in the wash basin. As they do so they oh my lord, surely I beg of you good patterns and blessings. And I seek refuge in new bad forms and loss that may have been touching and lifting the state of impurity or fulfilling the requirements to be able to process an important thing. Make an intention for removing impurity and for now allowing Salah so make intention that Oh Allah I'm doing this will do so I can remove the state of impurity that I'm in. And I can also permit Salah. So by doing will do now I'll be allowed to pray. So I'm permitting the touching of the Quran. By making multiple intentions, you're getting multiple reward,
my teacher used to always say I'm shifting is to say that the difference between a scholar or a friend of Allah and the common person is this. They do the exact same actions, but the friends of Allah multiply the intentions. So when you're doing with Louis, this vehicle, you make intention, I'm doing Moodle. Now while that man's doing Google, he's saying, oh, Allah, I'm doing well. So first of all, you give me a better kind of risk, because your profit promise that I'm doing will do so that I can remove the state of impurity. I'm doing Whoo. So I can touch the Koran. I'm doing with Oh, so I can praise Allah, I'm dealing with all sacristy in the company of the angels. I'm doing
well, those I can be productive from the shell team. These are the six things I said you're out there. So now he does one more little bit, how many rewards did you get? Six, how many rewards that you and I get.
If that, if we're lucky. That is, if we did it properly, then we made one, otherwise, the other ones are all gone. So this is what makes the friends of Allah unique. They always multiply their intentions. And one thing I'll tell you now, my multiplying your intentions, it only shows that you're dedicated to what you're doing. You're thoughtful, you give thought to what you're eating, just go and start splashing water over your body. When you make an intention that proves that you, you know, when people get married, and they want to get someone wants to get married, they come to me this is shift, I would like for you to leave my nikka I tell them that I love your new car. But I
have one condition the condition is both the boy and girl have to come to me and take a one hour class before the marriage. If they can't come and take the one hour class before marriage, I can't leave your nikka I'm sorry, symbol as right.
And I'll tell you one thing when they come inside to sit with me. The first thing I asked him, What intention Do you have from the marriage? What do you want. And these people have no idea they've made no intention. They're getting married in three days from now. They've prepared their garments, the food, the hall decorations, what kind of clothing everyone's gonna wear who the photographer is going to be. They've prepared everything. But they forgot to make an intention of the marriage. So they prepare for the night of the marriage, but the day after they have no idea what to do. Right. And it shows you how serious they were about their marriage. It just speaks volumes, like I was
saying earlier, it kind of tells you how serious you are about your marriage that the day you're getting married. You don't even know what your intention is, what do you want, you know, you couldn't even write 10 things on a paper, you'd struggle to put three or four things together. So when you make intentions, it shows that you're serious about something and when doing more than one of the things that we're told here is to make intention however now
actually, the next line that I'll explain something, you must make intention before Washington base without intention of pollution is not valid okay. Remember as it says that if you do not make your intention before washing your face, your mood is not valid. Why did he say that?
I mean, we all know if someone is not making an intention and they do their will who is it valid or not?
It is valid okay. But because Allah is saying if you do not make intention you will do is not valid. And the Hanafi school of thought the opinion is that if two friends are walking outside for example, and while they're walking one of them elbows, the other and he falls inside the swimming pool. When he gets out of the swimming pool his rule was done.
Whether he had intention or not, he had no intention he was the guy just naturally fell inside came up, all the limbs are washed that needed to be washed his blue was done by the man because it just said here that if you do not make the intention by the latest, before you wash the face you will do does not come Why did he say that?
Because which was wrong because it follow the shaft according to the shaft if the intention is necessary, accorded the 100 feet
The intention is not necessary. If it's done without the intention, it'll count. But however the reward won't be there you lose out on reward, cheap.
Ticket handle water and rinse your mouth three times making sure the water reaches the back of your mouth except if you're testing okay back of your mouth. That means you're gargling. If you're just rinsing your mouth and spitting it out. It doesn't reach the back of it.
I'm trying to make sure that water reaches the back of your mouth. And now he starts with a beautiful dance. Yes. Oh my lord helped me with the reading of your book and much remembrance of you established me in strength, with the word that stands firm in the life of this world and in the hereafter. And one there are some narrations and scholars suggested reading the DA Allah Homer's Allahumma splenium, in holding a V kocot, Salah of Mahabharata, whoever the Allah allow me to drink from the fountain of your profit from the pond of your prophet. And after that I'll never be thirsty again. So when you're putting water in your mouth, you're making that the law or law Let me read the
Quran Allah let me make the Qurbani Oh, let me say la ilaha illa. Allah let me drink from the hold of your Nabhi. Yes.
And take a handful of water from your nose drop in it and blow out the mucus from you. So there are two steps. One is called Instant shock. The other is called Instant thought is thin shock means putting water in your nose is then thought a means to blow it out. Putting water in your nose with which hand
the right blowing it out with which hand the left okay putting water with your right hand, pulling it out with your left hand. Now according to some opinions, you put water put water put water three times together and then blow Blow blow through times together. And the more common opinion is put water inside ones blow out. That's one water inside blow out water inside blow up. Those are both now he gives us advice that we should read. Yes. Do this three times as you draw the water in say, Oh Lord, let me smell the fragrance of Paradise and may you be blessed. Don't wake up please with me. As you blow the water out say oh my lord, I seek refuge in You from the fall orders of the fire
and from the view of that alone
and take a handful of water from your face. And with it washed lengthwise from the beginning of the uppermost part of the forehead to the end of the point of the chin and across from ear to ear. Make the water reach the temples that point from which women are accustomed to moving their hair. The part between the top of the ear and the corner of the tumble that is a portion that constitutes part of the face.
Makeup you want to reach the poor places of where hair girls eyebrows, eyelashes and the cheeks. Okay, the eyebrows, eyelashes, mustache and the cheeks that someone has hair going here. You should also make sure these are completely what welding Yes, that is what lies in front of the years from the from the beginning of the beard. Water must also reach the roots of the year of a thin beer. So the water should reach the roots the skin underneath a thin beard and what's a thin beard? A thin beard is that which you can see the skin of and a thick beard is that what you can not see the skin underneath the hair. A thick beard your pastor had over a thin beard you have to make sure the water
reaches inside. Yes.
But do not amend wedding a thick beard by casting your fingers through it. As you wash your face say Oh my Lord make radiant my face with your life on the day you make Reagan the pieces of your friends. Do not shroud my face with darkness on the day you draw the faces of your enemies with darkness What a beautiful awaji wash your right hand and forearm up to an inclined elbow and a half of the upper arm three times they do the same for the left. The adornment in paradise encompasses the places touched in the
last we'll make these limbs that you watched and it will go beautiful on the engine and so wash properly yes
as you watch right arm say Oh Allah give me my book of deeds in my right hand and judge me with leniency. As you watch the left arm say oh allow the barely I seek refuge with you from your giving me my book of deeds in my left hand or from behind my back in a wedding your hands wiped her head touching the fingertips of the right and left hand together placing them on the forelock and moving them back to the nape of the neck and then once again do this three times and do this three times again that's a shaft a squat Hanafi squat The only wipe over your head one time you
do this three times and certainly with other parts of the body say oh gosh shower over me Your mercy so now you're wiping overhead isn't one law shower me with your mercy and rain down on me your blessing and shade me in your face while you're wiping over Harrison Oh Lord, give me a place of shade in your throne. Beautiful the laws
of the day a one there will be no shade but your shade alone make one here in this game of my face forbidden to the Father.
The Wonder Years outside inside with fresh water, at least your four fingers inside your ears and a wipe the outside of your ears with the middle part. So you take your thumb behind your ear and your index finger inside of your index finger inside thumb behind g say say Oh Allah, big meal those who listen to the word of Allah and take it in the best way. You're washing your ear. You're saying Allah
Let me hear the Quran. Let me hear your word. Oh Allah, let me with obedient ones cheer the collar to heaven. I mean, hear my name being called to gentle with these ears and watch your neck and say, oh my lord, free my neck from the fire and see me from the chains of shock. Don't let my neck be chained with with chains and shackles, keep my neck clean on the Day of Judgment. Wash your right foot, then your left including the ankles with a little finger of your left hand wash between your toes, beginning with a little toe of your right foot and finishing with the little toe of your lungs, you're starting from the extreme right and ending on the extreme left, you're starting with a
small ending with a small toe, you use a small finger of your left hand, start from the small toward your right and then go all the way to the middle. And then and all the way with a small total left. So you're going in sequence all the way all the way from the right all the way to the left. okay to go from below as you watch the toes of the right foot tray. Oh my Lord, make my feet firm on the corner cause I set up on data feeds slip and fall into the fire. Watching the left foot pray, oh my lord, I seek refuge in You from my foot slipping on the causeway on the days that slipped the feet of the hypocrites. Bring the water halfway up your shin and be sure to repeat our action three
times. When you have completed a solution say, I bear witness that there is no God save Allah alone, who has no partner and I bear witness that Mullah Muhammad is His servant, His Messenger glory and praise be to you a lot I bear witness that there is no God save you. I've done evil and I've wronged my soul. I seek your forgiveness, forgiveness and I turn to you and repentance forgive me and accept my repentance. For You are the one who accepts repentance, the Merciful. Oh Allah make me of those who frequently repent make me of those who purify themselves. Make me Make me one of your pie servants make me always patient and grateful. Make me remember you frequently and praise you at each
stage from the beginning. And
now this is where the laws come to an end. We have to keep in mind that while at the beginning of will do Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim in the end I mentioned in the Hadith. The rest of the laws are not mentioned. These are the laws recommended by
me but they're very powerful. Like I said they're like the secrets. The secrets of
war makes this application in his illusion will have all these things depart from his lens. solution will be stamped with a seal of approval and his assent was sent to beneath the throne, where it is where it will stay glorifying along most high and exalting him. The award of this will continue to be written from him until the day of judgment. There are seven things you must avoid in your evolution. Do not shake your hands in a way that will make the water splash. Do not strike the water against your head and face. Do not indulge in worldly talk. during the revolution. Do not wash any land more than three times. Do not pour more water over yourself than necessary simply out of your
doubt. From there is the devil called pluck one
Kumar marks in plays with those who are given to obsessive doubt. Do not perform your ablution with water that has been sitting in the sun I showed you a lot of one day give the puffs out a lot of sun and water that had been heated in the sun. And the pop said awesome said this water should not be used it can cause leprosy. Yes. What was water from copper vessels, not the top. This is 1400 years ago, the scholars talking about this for a millennium. And now Chicago, you know a few years back they decided that the the pipes that are made of lead and copper need to be changed because it's not healthy for people, they should have heard a lot of these words would have saved them a lot of time
The seven things are just like in evolution and narration states that if a person remembers alomost, high in his ablution Allah purifies his whole body and if a person does not remember Allah, only the parts of him that the water reaches are purified. So in essence, we should try to do the dhikr of Allah as much as we can while doing will. If you can make a habit of reading these laws and being that involved in your life, then you'll find that you will do in itself will be a spiritual act. My teacher who I remember as the Quran with Shahab the summit, I remember when he used to do with who he used to cry welding with him. He was so enthused every time you'd wash his limbs he's crying and
crying begging the Lola please wash it all up, please let the students go. You know, honey, it used to say when I see someone who I can see the sins being washed off his limbs. So this is a powerful act. Don't overlook your, the state of your will the power of you. Now one more thing I'd like to make before we close this class, this one little fuse to say an important point that we should try our best to stay in the state of blue as much as possible. Try to stay in the state of blue as much as possible. There's botica
A person is protected from shaitaan they stay in the company of the angels, the prophets of Allah Islam says that whoever the Prophet some commanded Saba Duma taharah you saw a risk that be be punctual on your will will always stay in the state of blue and allow will increase your sustenance. You know there's one narration it's easy to see in which Allah subhanaw taala says yeah Musa either sobre como si button one Tara v woohoo in filata, Roman Ilana, there are Muslim, when you face a difficulty and you were not in the state of Google at that time, then don't blame anyone but yourself. The power of blue again, you know, there were there were scholars who mentioned that their
mothers would never cook food for them unless they were in the state of will. Always in the state of will, on people sleep, they sleep in the state of the wall they're sitting they're always in the state of blue. So we should make a habit of being constantly in the state of praise Allah subhanaw taala gives us the trophies and Allah subhanaw taala allows us to understand the inner dimensions of we'll set along with Alan McLaughlin earlier he was having been said I want a common law here.