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Facing the qiblah when relieving oneself

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1. Is it permissible for a toilet in ones residence to be constructed or located in a position where once seated on the toilet, the person will be facing the direction of qiblah?

2. Is there any wrong if ones bed is placed in a position which, when lying down the persons feet will be facing qiblah?


A: It is not permissible.

It is not right.

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

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

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.

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