Posted on 04/10/2012 by __socrates

ISTINJA’ استنجاء
Abstersion; concerning which there are most minute instructions in the Traditions and in other books of Muslim divinity. Such acts of cleansing must be performed with left hand, with not less than three handfuls of water, or with three of dry earth. (Mishkat, book ii. 1.)

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam