What is the ruling on using western styled toilets?

Question 9: Is it permissible to use western style toilets?

Answer: All Praise is due to Allaah Alone and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, his family, and Companions. To commence: It is permissible to use any toilets but try to protect your bodies and clothes from Najaasah (ritual impurity) when relieving yourselves. After finishing, you should follow the Islaamic way either by performing Istijmaar (cleansing the private parts with hard material after urination or defecation) or Istinjaa’ (cleansing the private parts with water after urination or defecation) and… read more here.

What is the preponderant opinion on the issue of water?

Question 1: What is the preponderant opinion on the issue of water? Please clarify the issue in detail.

Answer: All Praise is due to Allaah Alone and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, his family and Companions. To commence:

The basic ruling on water is that it is Taahir (ritually pure). If its color, taste, or odor changes due to being mixed with a Najaasah (ritual impurity), it will be considered to be Najis (ritually impure), whether the amount is small or large. However, if the Najaasah does not alter it, it will be considered as Taahir… read more here.