Reading literature in the toilet

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: Is it permissible for one to read literature such as newspapers and magazines, or use his phone to chat, browse the net, etc. while in the toilet?


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A: The toilet is a place where one relieves oneself, hence it is undesirable for one to use his phone or read any material or literature in the toilet.

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

إن هذه الحشوش محتضرة (سنن أبي داود، الرقم: 6)

ولا يطيل القعود على البول والغائط (الفتاوى الهندية 1/50)

 Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)