Skip to comments.Islam For Dhimmies - How To Protect Oneself From Restrooms
Posted on 09/15/2006 11:46:16 AM PDT by Sam Hill
In this installment we are enlightened on the seemingly troublesome question as to how to deal with a restroom.
From the fount of all wisdom, Ask The Imam:
Question 9220 from India - Can we enter rest room with this small paper contaning the quranic verse tied across our neck, or arm?
in which u suggested to Write the following verse (in Arabic script) on a pice of paper and tie it around neck or arm, Qul innal fadhla biyadillaahi, yu-uteehi man yashaa-u, wallaahu waasi-un aleem. Yuheedhu birahmitihi man yashaa-u, wallaahu dhul fadhlil adheem.
1) can we enter rest room with this small paper contaning the quranic verse tied across our neck, or arm.
2) Once the purpose is acheived should we continue or stop to tie this paper.
3) I had commited a sin actually so pelase advise. I used to carry small book containg Ya-Seen along with me to work. I recite it on my way to work. Sometimes when i go to rest room i relaises that book containg Ya-sin is in my pocket and feel bad. Once it fell on the floor of the rest room. I got scared and cleaned it and did taubah.
Now i had started keeping it in bag which i carry to office. As i had done a sin so please adivise me how i should do istekfara for this, do i need to give some money in charity apart from doing taubah. Also please tell me the approximate amt i need to give as charity.
Aslo tell me can we recite some portion of QUran which is in our memory without doing Wuzzu. 2) Please tell me is it obligatory to recite Bissmilla hir rahman-nir rahim after reciting sura-e-fathiha while making prayers.
1. There is no harm to enter the restroom if the paper containing the Quraanic Aayat is concealed within the clothes.
2. Allah Alone is Shafee (the curer). The prescription is just a means of solving our difficulties. Once the purpose is achieved, the paper should be removed. However, one should continuously make Duaa to Allah to protect one from calamities.
3. Once you have made Istighfaar, that is sufficient to cleanse you from wrongdoing.
4. One may recite the Quraan from memory without Wudhu.
5. It is Sunnat to recite Bismillah after Surah Faatiha.
and Allah Ta'ala Knows Best
Mufti Ebrahim Desai
You see, one is supposed to write a Quaranic verse on a piece of paper and tie it around your neck every time you use a (I assume public) restroom. That will protect you from "harm."
Even so, that might not be enough to protect one from "calamity," so one must "continuously make Duaa to Allah."
Still, notice that there is no mention about how "employees must wash hands."
For more on overcoming the dangers of restrooms, read the highly instructive (though typically contradictory) Restrooms Of The Future:
Designing Public Restrooms For The Muslim Culture
The Quran states that one should enter the restroom with left foot first while saying a prayer of protection. It is not permissible to enter a restroom while carrying anything that bears the name of Allah, such as the Quran, or any book with the name of Allah in it, or jewelry such as bracelets and necklaces engraved with the name of Allah. Muslims should keep silent when in the restroom. Thus, talking, reading, greeting others and answering greetings are not to be done inside the restroom except for risky situations, like guiding a disabled person...
Muslims are encouraged to urinate while sitting or squatting and not while standing since this was the usual practice of the Prophet. Although standing is not forbidden as the Prophet is also reported to have done so...
Muslims have a practice of leaving the toilet with right foot first as this is the usual practice of the Prophet. They utter a prayer of forgiveness as they leave the toilet.
Prayer uttered before entering the restroom with left foot: O Allah, I seek Your protection from the male and female devils.
Prayer uttered after leaving the restroom with the right foot: I seek your pardon. Praise be to Allah who removed from me discomfort. ...
This is an excerpt. Please read the rest of the article at Sweetness & Light.
A "Muslim enlightenment" ping.
I can't disagree with this one. It's the Restroom Code of Silence.
Why izzat sink so low on the floor?.........
It's the Restroom Code of Silence....... It's Universal, except if you're gay.......
"3. Once you have made Istighfaar, that is sufficient to cleanse you from wrongdoing."
I don't know what Istighfaar is, but I suppose everyone does it at least once a day..although I don't pray for forgiveness, I usually do say "whew"...:)
That is NOT a sink! That is a Muslim drinking fountain!
I ran into one of those "sinks" in Milan for the first time. I think you have to lay on the floor to use them? I held what I had to do until I reached my apartment.
Mad Mo was a squatter!
What in the world is that?
That tells us everything we need to know about the males.
It is as if Islam was developed merely as a satire of religion in general. Monty Python couldn't have done better.
"Brother Maynard... bring forth the book of armaments!"
These are French made, muslims lack the technology to construct for themselves, a flush toilet.
Or asking for a courtesty flush.
Nevertheless, if one listens, one can hear fatwas occasionally being issued..
That is so weird.
"I too have a ritual regarding the restroom. Every time I take a dump, I think of Islam."
Perhaps you could make paper cutouts of the illustrious one for practice bombing dumps......