When going to the toilet

When going to the toilet

source :Osoul Global Center

More than one hadith clarify what should be done when going to the toilet. Entering with the left foot and leaving with the right one is recommended, as well as saying some prayers and other points discussed below. 

When going to the toilet

When one goes to the toilet, one is recommended to say before entering: ‘In the name of ِAllah. My Lord, I seek shelter with You from all that is dirty and foul.’’ In other reports: In the name of Allah. My Lord, I seek shelter with You from male and females devils’. On finishing and leaving, one is recommended to say: ‘I seek Your forgiveness.’ It is recommended to put one’s left foot first on entering and one’s right foot first on leaving, and not to uncover one’s private parts until one is close to the lavatory. If one is doing it in an open area, one is recommended to go far and seek a position where one cannot be seen. Most of these points are mentioned in the following hadiths:

:Jabir reports

‘We were with Allah’s messenger on travel. When he needed to go to the toilet, he would go far away from us so as no one could see him.’ 

Related by Abu Dawud, hadith No. 2; Ibn Majah, hadith No. 335. See: Sahih Ibn Majah, vol. 1, p. 60

:Ali quoted the Prophet (peace be upon him) as saying

‘To say, “in the name of Allah”, when one goes to the toilet is to ensure that the jinn cannot see the private parts of humans.’ 

Related by al-Tirmidhi, hadith No. 606; Ibn Majah, hadith No. 297

:Anas reports

‘When the Prophet (peace be upon him) went to the toilet, he would say, “My Lord, I seek Your shelter from all that is dirty and foul.’ 

Related by al-Bukhari, hadith No. 142; Muslim, hadith No. 375

:A’ishah reports

‘When the Prophet (peace be upon him) came out after being to the toilet, he would say, “I seek Your forgiveness.’ 

Related by Abu Dawud, hadith No. 30; al-Tirmidhi, hadith No. 7

Abdullah ibn 'Umar said

‘When the Prophet (peace be upon him) went to the toilet, he would not lift his robes until he was close to the ground.’

Related by Abu Dawud, hadith No. 14; al-Tirmidhi, hadith No. 14

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