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    "PIVOTAL*QUOTE" -- One should always move and hide away from others when relieving*oneself

    As an added*note, the word ‘toilet’ in this article refers only to the area immediately*surrounding the place of relief and not, as is commonly understood in English,*the entire bathroom.
    [1]:*ENTERING:*

    As an added note, the Prophet (sallallaahu*’alayhi wa sallam) said, “To put a barrier that will prevent the jinn*from seeing the ’awrah of the sons of Aadam, let any one of you say*‘Bismillaah’ when entering the toilet.” [1] One should enter the toilet*with the left foot first [2] and say whilst entering: “Allaahumma innee*a’oodhubika minal-khubuthi wal-khabaa‘ith.” [3] [O Allaah, verily I seek*refuge in you from all evil things. It could also mean, O Allaah, verily I seek*refuge in you from the male and female jinns [4]]. It is known that the*jinn like to inhabit places of filth, such as toilets and camel pens and*that is why we have been ordered to seek refuge in Allaah from their harm when*we enter the toilet. [5]

    [2]*SECLUSION:

    One should always move and hide away from others when relieving oneself.*Jaabir (radiyallaahu ’anhu) relates that, “When the Prophet*(sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) felt the need of relieving himself, he*went far off where no one could see him.” [6] He (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa*sallam) would also take the added precaution of not raising his garment*until he had lowered himself near the ground [7], since, even thought he would*go to a far off place to relieve himself, the area was still open, so there was*still the possibility of being seen. This is an indication of extreme sense of*modesty and shyness which the Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam)*possesses. In contrast, we see the disbelievers, especially the men, who feel no*shame in using public urinals, exposing themselves to everyone. There are*certain places which we have been expressly told to avoid when relieving*oneself. The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “Beware of*those acts which cause other to curse.” They asked, “What are those acts,” he*said, “Relieving yourself in the people’s pathways or in their shade [under*trees].” [8] This hadeeth illustrates beautifully how Islam safeguards*the rights of one and all. Again, in marked contrast to this, we find the*manners of the disbelievers, whose inconsiderate behaviour leaves foul stenches*in several phone booths and subways. Not only that, but they see no wrong in*walking their dogs with the specified purpose of fouling the paths, causing harm*and offence to others.

    [3] THE PROHIBITION OF FACING THE*QIBLAH: [9]

    The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “If you go to*defecate, do not face the Qiblah nor turn your back toward it. Instead*you should turn to your left side or your right.” [10] Some scholars are of the*opinion that this forbiddance only applies in open areas and that if you are in*an enclosed place, then there is no harm relieving yourself facing the*Qiblah or with your back towards it. Ibn ’Umar (radiyallaahu*’anhumaa), said, “If there is between you and the Qiblah, something*shielding you, there is no harm in it.” [11] The more correct opinion however*(and Allaah knows best), seems to be that it is something forbidden in both and*open and concealed areas and it is best to refrain from doing so as far as*possible out of respect for the direction which we pray in. The problem which*faces many people regarding this issue is what to do if the toilets that they*use are positioned in such a way that they cannot help but face or have their*back toward the Qiblah. The answer to this can be found in the example of*the Companions (radiyallaahu ’anhum), for they too faced this problem*after they had conquered Shaam (Syria) which had formerly been occupied*by the Christians. The Companions (radiyallaahu ’anhum) mentioned that*when they had to use these toilets, then when they came out, they would ask for*Allaah’s forgiveness. [12]

    [4]*SQUATTING:

    It is recommended (mustahabb) to urinate whilst sitting or*squatting and not standing, since this was the usual practice of the Prophet*(sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam). [13] It is not forbidden (haraam)*to stand whilst urinating since the Prophet is also reported to have done so,*but sitting/squatting is better since this is healthier for the body and because*there is less chance of urine splashing onto one's body or clothes. Great care*must be taken to avoid the splatter of urine on oneself, since urine is*something impure. The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) once passed*by two graves and said: “Both are being punished. They are not being punished*for major [sins]. One did not shield himself from urine and the other carried*gossip.” [14]

    [5]*CLEANING:

    It is forbidden to use the right hand in order to clean oneself from the*impurities of urine and feces. The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa*sallam) said, “None of you should touch his privates with his right hand*whilst urinating nor should he wipe of feces with his right.” [15] As for the*material which should be used for cleaning, then we can use either dry material*(i.e. tissue paper, stones, etc.) or water. It is permissible to use one or the*other, or both and out of the two, water is better. This is known by the fact*that the aayah,

    “Allaah loves those who make themselves clean and pure…”*[Sooratut-Tawbah9:108]

    was revealed in connection with the Ansaar (the Helpers) of the*Qoobaa (near al-Madeenah) because they would use water to cleanse*themselves after going to the toilet. [16] This was also the usual practice of*the Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam). [17] There are three*requirements for the dry material if it is to be used to clean oneself: [i] it*must be something pure in itself (i.e. tissue paper, pebbles); [ii] it must not*be something which is respected (i.e. a book) or something which is of use (i.e.*food, clothes etc.); [iii] the private parts must be wiped at least three times*with clean parts of that material. [18] After cleaning the private parts, one*should clean one’s hands. Aboo Hurayrah (radiyallaahu ’anhu) related that*after cleansing himself, the Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam)*would rub his hand on the ground (to clean it) and then he would perform*ablution. [19]

    [6] STEPPING OUT:*

    The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) would exit the toilet*area with his right foot first and seek Allaah’s forgiveness. ’Aa‘ishah*(radiyallaahu ’anhaa) reported that when he left the toilet, he would*say: “Ghufraanaka.” (I seek your forgiveness). [20] May Allaah grant us*the ability to model our whole life on that of the Prophet’s and may He bless us*with those actions which are pleasing to Him. He is the best One to ask and the*greatest One who responds.



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    Thanks for sharing toilet etiquette

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    Out of morbid curiosity, why do you have to ask forgiveness after using the toilet if you have made yourself clean? If you've got to go...

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    thanks for the wonderful information.. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by LauraS View Post
    Out of morbid curiosity, why do you have to ask forgiveness after using the toilet if you have made yourself clean? If you've got to go...
    Salaam / Peace Be Upon You.

    The surat when leaving the washroom interprets to, "Praise be to Allah who relieved me of the filth and gave me relief."

    This Islamic Washroom etiquette is similar to the Jews' Asher Yatzar. This surat's meaning reveals to us that we are thankful to Allah for allowing us to use the washroom where we remove the excess fluids in our bodies. We are lucky to use the washroom where we have our own privacy, time, space (for some), and where we benefit from using what Allah has given us which helps us Inshallah. Leaving the toilet in which they thank God for the openings used to defecate/urinate,

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    Re: Toilet manners
    Out of morbid curiosity, why do you have to ask forgiveness after using the toilet if you have made yourself clean? If you've got to go...
    Forgiveness is also sought after prayer for shortcomings,
    Purification is an important part of faith
    And Maybe coz of this???:

    Abdullah ibn Abbas (Radiya Allahou Anhou) has narrated that as the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) happened to pass by two graves, he remarkes: "The two persons who are buried in these graves are being punished, and the punishment is not owing to a sin that was a difficult matter (i.e., hard to avoid). Both of them, on the other hand, are receiving the chastisement for a misdeed from which it was quite easy to keep away). The sin of one of them was that he never tried to save himself from being soiled with urine, and the other used to speak ill of others in their absence." The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) , then, took a green branch of date-palm, spilt it into two and fixed one piece (of it) on each grave. The Companions (therepuon) enquired: "0 Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) Why have you done that?" "It is hoped," replied the Prophet, "that the punishment of these persons will be abated till such time as the two pieces become completely dry."
    (Bukhari and Muslim 404/2)


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