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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 month ago

What's all this talk about using three pebbles to wipe? Why would Muhammad advocate that, and why would it become scripture?

Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) reported that he used to carry a vessel for the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) to do wudoo’ and clean himself after answering the call of nature. Whilst he was following him, he (the Prophet) asked, “Who is that?” He said: “I am Abu Hurayrah.” He said: “Get me some stones I can use to clean myself, but do not bring me any bones or dung.” So I brought him some stones, carrying them in the hem of my garment, and placed them by his side, then I went away. When he had finished, I came back and asked him, “What is wrong with bones and dung?” He said: “They are the food of the jinn.” (2)

No one shall make "Estinjaa" without using three stones. ... The prophet SAAWS asked his servant (Abdullah Ibn Masood) to bring him three stones for "Estinja", Ibn Masood RAA only found two stones so he brought him a piece of animal's droppings (dung) that was dry. When the prophet saw it, he threw it away and said that it is Najasah (impure). ... "Salman was once asked: Your prophet teaches you everything, even how to relieve yourselves? Salman said: Certainly.... he forbade us from facing the Qiblah while doing so, from cleaning ourselves with our right hand, and from cleaning ourselves with less than three stones. (3)

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago
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    In those days China was the only manufacturer of toilet paper. Muhammad didn't like the way China treated its Muslim so Arabia placed an embargo on all Chinese goods.

    • Lv 5
      1 month agoReport

      This story sounds weirdly familiar...

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    I thought it was three seashells...

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