UK: 020 8123 3611

Eaalim Institute logo

Views. Comment. Opinion.
sharesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on WhatsApp

Published on May 30th, 2015 | by Ummay Abdullah | Views: 1859


Ramadan Tip: Living By Islam #2 – Sunnah ways of using the toilet

We use toilets many times in a day. It would be a wonderful opportunity to follow Sunnahs while answering the call of nature, and reap great rewards, in sha Allah.

1. When you are going to the toilet, you should recite the Masnoon Dua.

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْخُبْثِ وَالْخَبَائِثِ

“O Allah! I seek your protection from the male and female devils.” [1]

2. When sitting to relieve your self, make sure you are not facing Qibla, or turning your back towards it.

Narrated by Abu Ayub Ansari  رضي الله عنه :

Our Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said, “When you go to defecate, do not face towards the Qibla or turn your back towards it, rather face towards the east or the west.” [2]

3. Avoid speaking in the toilet. A large number of scholars consider it “Makrooh” to talk in the toilet unnecessarily.

Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said:

“Whilst relieving oneself, one should not talk, unless out of dire necessity.” [3]

Similarly, it has been forbidden to exchange Salaam while using the toilet.

Narrated by Jabir ibn ‘Abd-Allah  رضي الله عنه :

A man passed by the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم whilst he was urinating, and greeted him. The Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم said to him:

“If you see me in this state, do not greet me, because if you do, I will not respond.” [4]

4. Use left hand to remove any impurity.

Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said:

“When any one of you wipes himself, he should not use his right hand.” [5]

5. We should always be careful, as to not splash urine drops over one’s self and be particularly careful in cleaning one’s self afterwards.

Narrated by Ibn Abbas  رضي الله عنه : The Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلمpassed by two graves, and said:

“They are being punished, but they are not being punished for any major sin. One of them used not to protect himself (i.e. keep himself clean from) his urine, and the other used to walk about spreading malicious gossip.” [6]

6. We should clean our selves with water, after answering the call of nature, and washing/cleaning should be done in odd number.

Narrated by Abu Hurayrah  رضي الله عنه : The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم  said:

“When anyone of you cleans himself (with stones or similar material) let him use an odd number.” [7]

7. Once done, we should come out of the toilet by placing our right foot first, and recite the Masnoon dua.


“I ask you (Allah) for your forgiveness.” [8]

[2]Narrated by Bukhaari
[4]Narrated by Ibn Maajah, 346;
[5]Narrated by Bukhaari
[6] Narrated by Bukhaari, 5592
[7] Reported by Imaam Ahmad
[8] Reported by Tirmidhi

See Also: Ramadan Prep: Living By Islam #1 – Manners of waking up! 

sharesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on WhatsApp
Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmailShare

3 auther

Ummay Abdullah

I Love Allah and His Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم

This post has been viewed times