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Covering the head before entering the toilet?




Nasihah (Advice): The Prophet of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) used to recite the following Dua before entering the toilet:


اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْخُبُثِ وَالْخَبَائِثِ

Transliteration: Allahumma Inni A’uzu Bika Minal Khubuthi wal Kabaa’ith

Translation: O Allah, I ask your protection from the male and female devils

(Tirmizi, Hadith #: 6, Narrated by Anas bin Malik)


Question and Answer:

Q. I was told that it was necessary to wear a scarf when I enter the bathroom as it is Shaytaans home. Please can you clarify whether this is true or not


(Query published as received)


A.  The Hadith indicates that the Shayateen inhabit impure places such as the toilet and therefore the head should be covered when entering the toilet. Sayyidatuna Aa’ishah(Radiyallahu Anha) narrates that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) used to cover his head whenever entering the toilet. (Bayhaqi).


And Allah Knows Best





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