[Note: This is not a satirical feature; Instigator News is absolutely not making this up. – Ed.]
Islamic toilet etiquette, called the Qadaa al-Haajah, contains rules that predate the invention of modern commercial toilet paper, which was invented in 1883. According to Sharia law, Muslims were not allowed to use it. But now, thanks to Turkey’s top religious authority, Diyanet, it has been decreed that Muslims now may use toilet paper.
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.
According to the strict Islamic bathroom code, Muslims must squat or sit – but not stand – while relieving themselves. They also must remain silent while on the toilet and leave with the right foot while saying a prayer.
Last month the Diyanet relaxed rules on around the use of products containing alcohol – as long as they were not consumed. This means that hand sanitizers and other products used for hygiene products are now halal, or permissible.
Can we get a fist bump?
Sources: Daily Mail, Shoebat.com