Can one take mobile phones containing Quraan into the Bathroom?

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Can one use mobile phone in bathroom, if there stored on his phone quran app or images of duas or Islamic literature?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

If the screen of the mobile phone is switched off, then the mobile phone being in ones pocket while in the bathroom and relieving oneself does not constitute disrespect to the Qur’ān.

However, in general one should refrain from using one’s phone in the toilet, as among the etiquettes of using the toilet is to be quiet and not read or speak. It is also more appropriate to come out of the toilet as soon as one relieves himself, as it is disliked to remain inside the toilet more than the necessary time.[1]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mufti Arshad Ali

Darul Iftaa, Jaamia Madinatul Uloom (Trinidad)


[1] حاشية الطحطاوي على مراقي الفلاح شرح نور الإيضاح (ص: 54)

ويكره الدخول للخلاء ومعه شيء مكتوب فيه اسم الله أو قرآن ونهي عن كشف عورته قائما وذكر الله فلا يحمد إذا عطس ولا يشمت عاطسا ولا يرد سلاما ولا يجيب مؤذنا ولا ينظر لعورته ولا إلى الخارج منها ولا يبصق ولا يتمخط ولا يتنحنح ولا يكثر الالتفاتات ولا يعبث بيده ولا يرفع بصره إلى السماء ولا يطيل الجلوس لأنه يورث الباسور ووجع الكبد.

This answer was collected from, which is operated by the Darul Iftaa of Jaamia Madinatul Uloom (Trinidad and Tobago) under the advice and guidance of Mufti Ebrahim Desai (Daamat Barakaatuhum) of South Africa.

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