‘Method of Istinja’ : The correct way to cleanse and purify oneself after relieving yourself in the bathroom. This book is the English translation of the popular urdu book called ‘Istinja ka Tariqa‘ by Amir e Ahl al-Sunnat; Mawlana Ilyas Attar al-Qadiri al-Razawi by Dawat-e-Islami the author has explained the concise and clear method of performing Istinja (cleaning the excretory organs) or in other words the private parts.
THIS booklet was written by Shaykh-e-Tareeqat, Ameer-e- Ahl-e-Sunnat, the founder of Dawat-e-Islami ‘Allamah Maulana Abu Bilal Muhammad Ilyas Attar Qaadiri Razavi in Urdu. Majlis-e-Tarajim (the Translation Department) has translated it into English.
Some of the Contents covered and mentioned are :
—Correct supplications before entering/leaving the bathroom,
—How to enter the bathroom,
—How to perform the istinja,
—The correct use of water,
—What is permissible?
—Some Makruh Acts!
Some of the other areas mentioned and discussed :
”The Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ would go far
How dignified and impeccable were the manners of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ! When he صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ needed to defecate, he صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ would go so far that nobody could see him. (Sunan Abu Dawood, vol. 1, pp. 35, Hadees 2)
Thatis,he صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ would sit either behind a wall or a tree or would go out of sight when in a bare plain.
(Mirat-ul-Manajih, vol. 1, pp. 262)
”Nowadays, toilets are made in bedrooms especially in cities, causing germs and diseases. An expert biochemist has stated, ‘Ever since the urban population has expanded and number of farms has reduced, diseases have increased. Ever since people have given up walking long distances before relieving themselves, constipation, flatulence, gastric troubles and liver diseases have increased. Walking improves intestinal movement, helping defecation. Nowadays, since people do not walk long distances to use the toilet, defecation takes a longer time.”
”Indeed every act of the Holy Nabi has numerous blessings for our worldly life and afterlife.
If everyone pours an ewer of water into the WC after urination, foul odour and germs will diminish. After defecation, if an ewer of water is sufficient, one should not flush the toilet as it uses several ewers of water.”