swear that the local Imam or an Islamic mendicant had been able to chase out jinns anddevils from their toilets when the jinns or devils caught their women in the toilets. Notethat it is usually the women (pretty ones) who fall victims to the jinns and devils residingin rural Islamic latrines.Please do not laugh. If we were to believe the following ahadith then it is certainly truethat Islamic toilets are the perennial abodes of jinns and devils.In Sunaan Abu Dawud (1.0006) we read that toilets are frequented by jinns and devils.Sunaan ibn Majah (1.296) writes that devils visit public toilets.Let us read in full the first hadis:
Sunaan Abu Dawud, Book 1, Number 0006:
Narrated Zayd ibn Arqam:The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said: These priviesare frequented by the jinns and devils. So when anyone amongstyou goes there, he should say: "I seek refuge in Allah from maleand female devils."
Pray Before Entering an Islamic Toilet
Since jinns and devils visit Islamic toilets, Muhammad instructed his followers to offer prayer when entering a lavatory. We have already read a hadis on this. Here are a fewmore.
Pray when answering the call of nature…(Sahih Bukhari, 1.4.144)
When you enter a lavatory say, “O Allah, I seek refuge in Thee from wicked andnoxious things.”…(Sahih Muslim, 3.0729)
When entering a toilet, say a prayer: O’ Allah I seek refuge with you from alloffensive and wicked things (evil deeds and evil spirits)…(Sunaan Nasai, 1.19)
To screen you from jinns, when visiting toilet say Bismillah…(Sunaan Tirmidhi, 130)
Do Not Hold Your Penis With Your Right Hand
Please do not be offended when you read this weird Islamic Toilet manner. In Islam, it isharam to hold your penis with your right hand when you defecate or urinate. Regardingyour penis manner while in an Islamic Toilet, there are many ahadith, in all the
(the six authentic) on this specification of Allah. In many of these ahadithMuhammad (that is, Allah), specified that when inside a toilet one may use his left handto hold his penis. We may wonder about women, I am yet to find a hadis where Allah hasspecified that women cannot hold (OOPS! touch) their pudenda with their right hand. Sowe may assume that women are free to use either hand to cleanse themselves.Here is a collection of a few interesting ahadith on Islamic manners of cleaning yourself in the toilet.