How do we wash up in the toilet in islam? What is the taharah in islam?
Cleaning the private parts in the toilet should be performed with the left hand,
If possible, it is better to first wipe the area with a dry toilet paper, wash the area with water and then once again dry it with toilet paper.
Men first perform taharah after urination by squeezing their private parts with their middle and index fingers from bottom to top to be sure nothing left in it. After defecating, they perform taharah by using their middle, ring and little fingers by wiping their private parts from front to back.
Women perform taharah by using their middle, ring and little fingers and wipe their private parts from the front to back.
To maintain hygiene inside the toilet, one should only use to right hand to make contact with things that are used jointly by everyone like the door handle, the tap, the plastic pot, the toilet paper and flush.
If one is relieving in place where there is no water or toilet paper, then he should use leaves or a suitable piece of stone for cleansing.
After leaving the privy, the hands must be thoroughly washed preferably with soap.
After stepping out of the toilet, men should wait for a few minutes as a precaution against any urine trickles. After moving about awhile, they proceed to perform ablution. In this regard women should also take similar precautions.
An idolater once mockingly said to Salman al-Farisi -May Allah be well-pleased with him-,
“I hear that your friend Muhammad teaches you everything…even the way you are supposed to crouch in the toilet!”
Salman Farisi -May Allah be well-pleased with him- replied with a serious tone:
“Yes, indeed. He teaches us the finest rules of manners and hygiene”. He then began to explain to the idolater the Prophet’s -upon him blessings and peace- advices regarding the appropriate toilet manners. (Muslim, Taharah, 57-58)