Sunday, July 22, 2007
Toilet as in old design:Malaysia toilet:
Not all products are modern inventions.There are several types of toilets that have been produced during generations.Accordingly,these toilets have also been the object of many studies and theories.The most notable example of these is the toilet that i found somewhere in Perak.The art and science of architecture of the toilet has been studied almost continously during ages.Far away that i can see.the old people still take consideration of many aspects.
Before independence,there is no special toilet like what we can see now...Historical evoluation started with bushy toilet or titi toilet.The toilets usually were built faraway from house and near the source of water such as lake,river,sea and other sources of water.Other than that, toilets were also built in bushy area by fishermen or farmers.Some of the toilets also were built inside a group of bamboo trees as a barrier for the toilet.Indeed, during the historical time, cleanliness in toilet also being applied.
The toilet was built based on the Islamic principles such as “privacy" and mostly apply the Islamic concept of cleanliness. That is why most toilet was built in a hidden area and near to the water sources.In addition, the toilet is not facing the “kiblah”.Islam places great emphasis on cleanliness, in both its physical and spiritual aspects. On the physical side, Islam requires the Muslim to clean his body, his clothes, his house, and the whole community, and he is rewarded by God for doing so. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said, for example:
"Removing any harm from the road is charity (that will be rewarded by Allah)." (Bukhari)