Reading literature or using one’s phone while in the toilet

Q: Is it permissible for one to read literature such as newspapers and magazines, or use his phone to chat, browse the net, etc. while in the toilet?

A: The toilet is a place where one relieves oneself, hence it is undesirable for one to use his phone or read any material or 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)


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