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Sunnats and Aadaab of the toilet

Q: Is it better for one to relieve himself using the western toilet (high pan) or eastern toilet (low pan)?

This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series Sunnats and Aadaab

A: It is sunnat to relieve oneself in a squatting position, and the squatting position is possible using the eastern pan. If one is forced to use the high pan, then he should ensure he saves himself from the urine splashes.

عن ابن عمر رضى الله عنه قال كان النبى صلى الله عليه و سلم اذا اراد الحاجة لا يرفع ثوبه حتى يدنو من الارض. (ابو داود 1/4)

 

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

Q: Is it permissible to speak while relieving oneself in the toilet.

This entry is part 7 of 9 in the series Sunnats and Aadaab

A: It is makrooh to speak while relieving oneself.

وكذا يكره)…( قوله و التكلم عليهما) اى على البول و الغائط. (شامى 1/343) 

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

Q: Is it permissible for one to suffice on using toilet paper for istinjaa?

This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series Sunnats and Aadaab

A: One should not suffice on toilet paper, instead one should also use water.

 (بنحو حجر)مما هو عين طاهرة قالعة لا قيمة لها كمدر (منق)لانه المقصود فيختار الابلغ والاسلم عن التلويث ولا يتقيد باقبال و ادبار شتاء و صيفا (وليس العدد) ثلاثا (بمسنون فيه) بل مستحب) والغسل بالماء الى ان يقع فى قلبه انه طهر ما لم يكن موسوسا فيقدر بثلاث كما مر. (شامى 1/337)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

Q: Can one use the urinals available in public toilets to relieve oneself?

This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series Sunnats and Aadaab

A: One should not use the urinals to relieve oneself, instead one should sit and relieve himself in a secluded area.

(وكذا يكره)…  و ان يبول قائما لما ورد من النهى عنه. (شامى 1/344)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

Q: Is it permissible for one to read newspapers, magazines or other literature in the toilet?

This entry is part 5 of 9 in the series Sunnats and Aadaab

A: It is makrooh for one to read newspapers, magazines or other literature in the toilet.

ان هذه الحشوش محتضرة. (ابو داود 1/3)

ولا يطيل القعود على البول و الغائط. (الهندية 1/50)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)