Did we have washrooms/toilets 1400 years ago in Arabia?

If not, how is this sunnah applicable for open air defecation?

  • Any references to suggest that it's Sunnah?
    – user16528
    Oct 1, 2016 at 10:34
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    The elders usually say it to be. Tbh I'm not sure.
    – Ahmed
    Feb 4, 2018 at 11:56

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There is no particular evidence for this sunnah excatly! but scholars agree that we should enter the bathroom by left foot, and the there're two evidences for this:

  1. there's a main rule that say: we should use the right as general for all good things, and use left for other.

قَالَ حَدَّثَتْنِي حَفْصَةُ، زَوْجُ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم كَانَ يَجْعَلُ يَمِينَهُ لِطَعَامِهِ وَشَرَابِهِ وَثِيَابِهِ وَيَجْعَلُ شِمَالَهُ لِمَا سِوَى ذَلِكَ ‏.‏

The Prophet (ﷺ) used his right hand for taking his food and drink and used his left hand for other purposes.

  1. by Qiyas, so from the sunnah using right foot to entering the mosque and left one to get out of it, so it's a reverse qiyas.
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    For this argumentation you may need to give a reference for entering the mosque with the right foort ;)
    – Medi1Saif
    Oct 10, 2016 at 13:15

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