Using the right Hand for various good acts

Aisha (radi Allahu anha) reported, “The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) liked to use his right hand in all matters: in combing his hair and wearing his shoes.”

[Sahih Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

Commentary:

In another narration, Aisha (radi Allahu anha) reported: that the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) was used to using his right hand for performing Wudu’ and for eating his food whereas he was used to using his left hand in his toilet and for other similar purposes. [Sunan Abu Dawud]

These above ahadith prove that the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) used to like to use his right hand in all good matters such as combing his hair and wearing his shoes etc.

We also learn that the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) used to use his left hand in washing his private parts and cleaning his nose and similar things, therefore as Muslims we are advised to follow his example when we are performing such actions.

And Allah knows best!

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