Toilet facing the qibla

Q: What should one do in a situation where, after having purchased a house, it transpires that the toilets and baths in the house are facing Kibla. Because of the way the house is built, it is only possible to move the toilets and/or the baths to the opposite walls but that would mean that one’s back would then be facing Kibla. Please advise.


A: Consult a plumber and ask him to alter the toilet in a way that it does not face the qibla.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)