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

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)


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