Americans have been proven to have ‘dirtier anuses than anticipated’. Doctors give insight into the over usage of toilet paper:
- Dry toilet paper does not effectively remove faeces, and can cause over wiping.
- Excessive wiping can be dangerous, leading to anal fissures or rectal haemorrhoids.
Experts have announced that the United States is one of the last countries to improve sanitation when it comes to faeces removal, stating that toilet paper simply doesn’t get the job done.
Countries like Japan, Italy, and Greece have implemented bidets in toilets in an attempt to avoid health problems such as anal fissures and urinary tract infections, but the US has lagged in sanitation improvements. Doctors warn that this could be a significant and dangerous oversight.
According to Tonic, nearly 90% of households in Italy, Spain, and Greece have a bidet installed in their toilet for anal cleaning. However, bidet suppliers have reported that American markets have not been receptive thus far, due to current lack of knowledge on toilet paper’s shortcomings.
Rose George, who has authored definitive reports of American waste in critically acclaimed books such as The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters, explained the importance of better wiping.
“I find it rather baffling that millions of people are walking around with dirty anuses while thinking they are clean,” George said. “Toilet paper merely moves excreta, but doesn’t remove it.”
One thing is sure: it’s time for us to figure out a better way to keep our nether regions clean. Toilet paper simply isn’t cutting it.
Jamiat Comment: Among the signs of the greatness of the blessed Islamic Shariah is the fact that there is no good thing, major or minor, that it has not commanded us to do or pointed the way to it, and there is no bad thing, major or minor, that it has not warned us against or forbidden. It is perfect and complete in all aspects, a fact which has often greatly astonished non-Muslims and earned their admiration. At the time of the Prophet Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam, one of the mushrikeen (polytheists) said to Salmaan Radhiyallahu Anhu, “Your Prophet has taught you everything, even how to defecate!” Salmaan said: “Yes, he forbade us to face the qiblah when urinating or defecating…” (Tirmidhi)
It is astonishing to note that that the Western Culture upon whom the rest of the world reveres and looks up to, have now only discovered the importance of self-hygiene/ using water to cleanse oneself in the toilet. Something that is essential to our daily routine which was taught to us over 1400 years ago by our beloved Messenger Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam. Whilst the so called ‘intellectual, educated, civilized, cultured and ‘progressive ‘ West have taken centuries to realize something as basic yet fundamental as cleanliness, this article serves to show the beauty and perfection of Islam.
This is something for all of us to ponder, especially the younger generation who tend to idolize the western way of life, and feel inferior to its ideologies.
If the Shariah has paid such minute attention to the details of such a mundane matter, what do you think it has to say about more important issues? Do you know of any other religion or system in the world that has brought laws like this? This in itself is enough to prove the perfection and beauty of Islam.