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In the Name of God بسم الله

Why does Islam prefer the "right" side over the "left" ?

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Salaam,

I have a feeling that in our religion, the right is preferred over the left. Some examples are:

In the Day of Judgement, good people will receive their book on their right hand, while the doomed will receive it on their left (or behind their back).

We must do wudhu by starting first by washing the right hand, then the left hand (otherwise the wudhu is invalid). Same with ghusl, first the right side of the body, then the left.

It is recommended to sleep on our right side or on our back, and it is disapproved to sleep on our left side and on our belly. 

It is recommended to eat and drink with the right hand, and not with the left.  

When we mention Imam Mahdi and say : "3ajala Allahu farajahu", when place our RIGHT hand on our head.

When we empty our bowels, it is recommended to clean and wash with the left, instead of the right.

Even in English, we say "righteous" and "he's right".

Can someone please give the the hikma and wisdom for this ?

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