Positioning of toilets

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Q: When building a house, what is the ruling on positioning of toilets and the beds. I am aware that both should not be in qibla direction.

1. Is this from the back and front?

2. Do you need to be slightly off qibla direction or completely in the opposite.



1. This is with reference to toilets. The feet should not be facing towards the qibah whilst sitting or sleeping.

2. Turn away completely from the qiblah.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.