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Correct way to cleanse oneself

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What is the proper way to cleanse oneself after using the bathroom? Is it ok to wipe oneself with dry toilet paper after urinating or does the toilet paper have to be soaked in water first? 


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Correct way to cleanse oneself

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The best and purest way to cleanse oneself after using the toilet is to wash one’s private parts with water. If water is absolutely not available, one may cleanse oneself with sand or toilet paper.


But to use toilet paper when water is available, is not appropriate.


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