Wednesday | 24 April 2024 | 15 Shawaal 1445

Fatwa Answer

Question ID: 805 Category: Knowledge
Toilet Facing Qibla
assalamu alaykum w.w.
dear mufti saab
i have a following questions. please guide me according to sharia.
1) i am living in a one bedroom apartment. my toilet bowl is facing toward the the kaba sharif. i wanted to change toilet bowl toward the north or south side but it is not possible to change the direction. how can i seat on my toilet bowl ?
2) after i finish my use of bathroom at home, i always make a wudu in my kitchen.
when i need to use bathroom at my job,  how can i read the masnoon dua for wudu and masnoon dua for looking in the glass mirror ?
3)  i am working as a security guard in residential apartment building. i am by myself during my 8am to 4pm shift. i always make wudu before i leave my home. i always in a wudu condition when i do not have to go out side my home.
because of my job condition, i have to use bathroom very quickly.
i feel very uncomfortable without wudu at my job.
how can i stay in wudu on my job?
4) my office desk is facing toward kaaba sharif.
 can i pray fard namaz while sitting on my  office chair with ishara?
so please guide me about this matters.
jazakallah khair.

الجواب وبالله التوفيق      

1- It is impermissible to face towards or opposite of the qibla(khana-ka‘ba) while relieving one’s self, whether one is in the city or the jungle, therefore you should change the direction of your toilet. It has been narrated by Hazrat SalmanFarsi RaziAllah Ta‘ala Anhuin a hadithof Rasulullah Sallallaho Alyhi Wasallam:

لقد نھانا صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم ان نستقبل القبلۃ بغائط او بول الخ (ابوداؤد باب کراھیۃ استقبال القبلۃ عنہ الحاجۃ

In another narration by Hazrat Abu Hurairah RaziAllah Ta‘ala Anhuin a hadithof Rasulullah Sallallaho Alyhi Wasallam:

قال قال رسول اللہ صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم انما انا لکم بمنزلہ الوالد اعلمکم فاذا اتی احدکم الغائط فلا یستقبل القبلۃ ولا یستدبرھا الخ

(حوالہ مذکورہ)

2- You can read the supplication in your heart.

3- Match the time of your break in such a manner that you can make wudhu during your break.

4- It is impermissible to do so.

واللہ اعلم  بالصواب