TOILET ETIQUETTE (TOILET MANNERS)

 

PRAYER WHEN ENTERING THE TOILET

  • "O Allah. I seek refuge in You from the male female evil and Jinn". (Bukhari)

PRAYER WHEN LEAVING THE TOILET

  • O my Allah! Forgive me. (Abu Dawud)
  • All praises are due to Allah who has taken away from me the discomfort and granted me comfort. (The book of prayer)

THE HEAD SHOULD BE COVERED

  • The apostle of ALLAH (PBUH) used to cover his head when he entered to the toilet. (Ramuz al-Ahadith)

IT IS NOT APPROPRIATE TO PRAY WHEN THERE IS A NEED FOR TOILET

  • If one of you wants to go to the toilet, he should go to the toilet at first even though the iqamah has been recited. (Ramuz al-Ahadith)

THE RING SHOULD BE TAKEN OFF BEFORE ENTERING THE TOILET

  • Anas Ibn Malik (RA) narrates: “The apostle of God (PBUH) used to take off his ring before entering to the toilet.” (Abu Dawud) (Note: This is valid for rings that have the name of “ALLAH” on them or any other verses of the Qur’an, hadith or other holy sentences.)

IT IS NOT APPROPRIATE TO TALK AND SALUTE IN THE TOILET

  • Abdullah Ibn Umar (RA) narrates: “Someone saluted the apostle of God (PBUH) while he was in the toilet. However, the apostle of God (PBUH) did not respond to him. (Muslim) (The continuation from Abu Dawud) Then, he apologized for not being able to salute by saying, “I did not find it appropriate to mention the name of Allah while being impure”.

IT IS NOT APPROPRIATE TO URINATE WHILE STANDING UP

  • Umar Ibn Khattab (RA) narrates: “The apostle of God (PBUH) saw me while I was urinating standing and he said “O Umar! Do not urinate while standing”. (Tirmidhi) (Note: Some scholars comment on the subject that there is no harm in urinating while standing up in places where there is no possibility of splashing on the basis of hadith by Hz. Huzayfa, “I saw the apostle of Allah (PBUH) while urinating standing”. (Mawahib al- Ladunniyya)

A MOUND OR A COVER IS ESSENTIAL IN AN OPEN FIELD

  • Whoever cannot find a corner should at least build a bump from sand and stone and go behind it. (Abu Dawud)

THE SOIL SHOULD BE LOOSENED IN AN OPEN FIELD AT FIRST

  • The apostle of Allah (PBUH) used to loosen the soil of a place where the ground was stiff with a piece of wood when he wanted to urinate. (Ramuz al-Ahadith)

THREE PLACES WHERE RELIEVING ONESELF IS UNFAVORABLE

  • Avoid relieving yourself in three places that cause curse: waterways, well traveled roads and shades. (Abu Dawud)

IT IS INCONVENIENT TO URINATE INSIDE INSECT HOLES

  • Abdullah Ibn Sarjis (RA) narrates: “The apostle of God (PBUH) forbade urinating inside insect holes on the earth.” (Abu Dawud)

IT IS INCONVENIENT TO URINATE INTO DEAD WATER

  • Beware of urinating into dead water; it is used for having a bath later on. (Bukhari)

IT IS INCONVENIENT TO URINATE INTO RUNNING WATER

  • Jabir Ibn Abdullah (RA) narrates: “The apostle of God (PBUH) forbade urinating into running water.”(Muslim)

THE FRONT AND BACK OF THE TOILET SHOULD NOT FACE THE QIBLAH

  • When you enter a toilet, avoid facing your front or back to the Qiblah. Face east or west. (Bukhari)
  • When someone avoids facing his front or back to the Qiblah inside the toilet, one reward is given to him/her and one sin of him/her is deleted. (Tabarani)

THE URINE SHOULD NOT BE KEPT INSIDE THE HOUSE

  • Do not keep a pot containing urine at home because angels do not enter such a room. (Ramuz al-Ahadith)

IT IS INCONVENIENT TO MAKE WUDU INSIDE A BATHROOM OR TOILET

  • Do not make wudu in the place where you urinate because, the wudu water of a believer will be valued along with the reward that is given to him/her. (Ramuz al-Ahadith)
  • No one of you should urinate in the same place where you have a shower and make ghusl because all delusions that come from Satan is because of this. (Ramuz al-Ahadith)

THE UNDERPANTS ARE WETTED BY SOME WATER

  • Gabriel (the Archangel) taught me how to make wudu. He also ordered me to splash some water into my underpants in order to prevent the delusion (waswasa) which is caused by the urine that will emerge after the toilet. (Ibn Majah)
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