Wear a scarf when entering the toilet?

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i was told to wear a scarf when entering the toilet, because their are Jinns that urinate on your head, is that true..if so could you illerate the hadith

also could you tell me what exactly the Jinns do in the toilet

Jazarkhallahu Khayran


Al-jawab billahi at-taufeeq (the answer with Allah’s guidance)

1) Covering the head when answering the call of nature was from amongst the practices of Nabi (Sallahu alaihi Wasallam) .

*`Âishah (Radhiallahu Anha) narrates that when Nabî (Sallahu alaihi Wasallam) entered the toilet he would cover his head. (Sunanul Kubra of Baihaqi Vol.1 Pg.96, Kitabul Mu’jam hadith no. 1085, Hilyatul Awliyaa Vol.7 Pg.158)

It was also the practice of the Sahabah (Radhiallahu Anhum).

*`Âishah (Radhiallahu Anha) narrates that Abû Bakr (Radhiallahu Anhu) said: “Show respect in front of Allah, for I certainly cover my head when entering the toilet, due to respect for Allah Ta’ala.” ((Sunanul Kubra of Baihaqi Vol.1 Pg.96)

`Allâmah Munâwî writes in his famous commentary ‘Faidhul Qadîr’ (Hadîth no.6667), explaining the reason for Nabî (Sallahu alaihi Wasallam) covering his head upon entering the toilet:
“It was done out of respect for Allâh and because covering the head when answering the call of nature causes the pores to contract thereby allowing quicker emerging of faeces. It also prevents the bad smell of the toilet from getting onto the hair.

-I haven’t come across any traditions that Jinns urinate on the head.

2) Jinns in the toilet may harm a person or see one undress.

So, mentioning the name of Allah before entering the toilet or taking off your clothes will prevent the jinn from seeing a person in a state of undress or harming him. The Prophet (sallahu alahi wa sallam) says: “To put a barrier that will prevent the jinn from seeing the `awrah of the sons of Adam, let any one of you say ‘Bismillah’ when entering the toilet.” (Reported by At-Tirmidhi)

You should recite this Du’a before entering toilet.

Reported by Anas ibn Malik (ra) who says: “When the Messenger of Allah (sallalalhu alaihi wa sallam) entered the toilet, he would say, ‘Allahumma inni a`udhu bika min al-khubuthi wal-khaba’ith (O Allah, I seek Refuge with You from all offensive and wicked things [evil deeds and evil spirits]).'”

And Only Allah Ta’ala Knows Best.

Moulana Qamruz Zaman
London, UK

Public Notes
dua when entering the toilet: (Bukhari et al.)

اللهم اني اعوذ بك من الخبث و الخبائث

Note from Ulamaa ID 02 – added on 11/06/2006 @ 18:12pm

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