Islamic Fatwa Decrees That Toilet Paper Is Halal

From the Daily Mail:
A new Islamic fatwa in Turkey has decreed that Muslims are allowed to use toilet paper.

The Directorate of Religious Affairs for Turkey stated that the use of the material for hygiene is acceptable but water was preferable.

Islamic teachings traditionally state that followers should use water to clean themselves after going to the toilet.

The set of rules for how Muslims should relieve themselves, called the Qadaa al-Haajah, was established in the times before toilet paper or toilet seats were invented.

Use of the left hand or three stones was also permissible.

The code also states that followers should not speak or read while on the toilet and should enter with their left foot and leave with their right, speaking a prayer.

RMen and women are also told not to stand while relieving themselves but to squat or sit.

The new announcement, reported by Hurriyet Daily News, stated: 'If water cannot be found for cleansing, other cleaning materials can be used.'

'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 ...

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