Going to the Toilet

We have gone through the akhlaq of goingto toilet, but Insya Allah a formal one to check each other’s knowledge.

The Book of Purification (Kitab Al-Taharah)

Muslim :: Book 2 : Hadith 505

Salman said that (one among) the polytheists remarked: I see that your friend even teaches you about the excrement. He replied; Yes, he has in fact forbidden us that anyone amongst us should cleanse himself with his right hand, or face the Qibla. He has forbidden the use of dung or bone for it, and he has also instructed us not to use less than three pebbles (for this purpose).

We must be thankful that Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wasalam even teaches us to clean ourselves to stress on its importance and to learn what please Allah most.

Enter the bathroom.

1. Before entering the toilet remember to recite the du’a.

Say Bismillah and read the dua’

Remember this so you can easily recite even when you are in rush to go to the toilet.

Alee Ibn Abee Talib reported that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alaihi wasalam said,
The private areas of the children of Adam are veiled from the Jinn if one of them (children of Adam) enters Al Kaneef (a place which people relieve themselves) and says, Bismillah.

Ibn Majah. Al Albanee ruled it is authentic.

Narrated By Anas: Whenever the Prophet (sal-Allâhu alayhi wa sallam) went to answer the call of nature, he used to say,
“Allahumma inni a’udhu bika minal khubuthi wal khaba’ith i.e.
O Allah, I seek Refuge with You from all offensive and wicked things (evil deeds and evil spirits).”(Bukhari, 144)

We make this dua’ to ask Allah to protect us from Shaytan. Shaytan loves dirty place and as you know toilet is the place where people throw dirty things. Alhamdulillah Allah send us the Prophet sallalahu alaihi wasalam who teaches us how to protect ourselves from our biggest enemy with the permission of Allah.

2. Before you want to step in the toilet. Stop and check which foot you are entering the toilet with.

It should be the left foot first.

Hazrat Aisha (RadiAllahu anha) says, “Sayyidina Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) liked to begin with the right while combing his hair; while performing ablution (wudhu) and when putting on his shoes. (Also in every other deed, he first began with the right then the left).

This (beginning from the right) is not confined to the three acts mentioned in this Hadith. Sayyidina Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) began everything with the right, that is why every other deed’ has been added in the translation of the Hadith. The basic rule is, that all those things that reflect dignity and elegance, while putting on these the right is preferred, and when removing them the left is begun with, as when putting on clothes, shoes etc. When one enters
the Masjid, one enters with the right foot and leaves with the left foot first, as this is the place of dignity and greatness. Contrary to this, in those things that do not have elegance in them, for instance when entering the toilet. (Tirmidhi) from The Hadith Software.

3. Close the Door

Alhamdulillah most of us have toilets with DOORS. So when you want to use the toilet, close the door. Have shame.

If you do not know how to unlock the door (because you are still small), do not lock them less you might not know or may not be strong enough to unlock it.

Purification (Kitab Al-Taharah)  

Dawud :: Book 1 : Hadith 1

Narrated Mughirah ibn Shu’bah:

When the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) went (outside) to relieve himself, he went to a far-off place.

He went to far away place so that no one can see him.

4. In the Toilet

Nowadays most of the household in my part of the world use the sitting type of bowl rather than the squatting one. Regardless do take care that you sit properly. Care that the “target” will go to the bowl.

If it is a sitting type, then sit, if it is a squatting type then squat.

If accidents happen, clean it. (Or better yet call me (But I will still make you clean it yourself))

Now. Can you stand (for boys mostly) is it okay to stand when you pass urine?

The basic principle in this issue is that a person should be seated.

Aisha r.a. said, “If anyone relates to you that teh Messenger salllahu alaihi wasalam urinated while standing, then don’t believe him, the Prophet sallallahu alaihi waslam would always be seated when urinating”

Narrated by An Nassaee and Albani rated as saheeh.

However in another hadith

Ablutions (Wudu’)  

Bukhari :: Book 1 :: Volume 4 :: Hadith 224

Narrated Hudhaifa:

Once the Prophet went to the dumps of some people and passed urine while standing. He then asked for water and so I brought it to him and he performed ablution.

Prophet sallallahu alaihi wasalam usually would seat when he passed urine. Some scholars hold that the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wasalam stood to indicate that it is permissible and he was in a place where it was not possible for him to sit down to urinate.

For you if you are in the comfort of home or where the place is clean, sitting down is preferred.

Remember as good manners to always flush. If it requires more than one flushing, do it. be sure it’s clean before you leave the toilet. Even the surrounding area. Otherwise, revert to the paragraph above.

Then clean yourself. Use your left hand to clean yourself after.


Bukhari :: Book 7 :: Volume 69 :: Hadith 534

Narrated Abu Qatada:

Allah’s Apostle said, “When you drink (water), do not breath in the vessel; and when you urinate, do not touch your penis with your right hand. And when you cleanse yourself after defecation, do not use your right hand.”

And also remember our lesson, Istinja’?

Since most of us have the luxury of water from tap, Alhamdulillah. Then do Istinja’. You can wipe yourself dry using tissue.

Before you leave the toilet, wash your hands.

5. Getting out of the toilet

Then leave the toilet right foot first and read the dua’ of leaving the toilet.

Summary of Manners to Entering the Toilet
1. Say the du’a
2. Enter with left foot
3. Close the door

4. Seat yourself properly

5. Flush

6. Wash yourself using left hand

7. Before leaving out wash your hands

8. Check if the toilet is clean

9. Go out right foot first

10. recite the du’a of going out.

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