Recommended Prayer Before Entering Bathroom ~Hi all readers! In the previous article, I explained about ethics that a Muslim must consider if he is going to enter the bathroom. In this article, I will explain a prayer that he must read if he will enter it. Like other activities, in Islamic teachings, there is a special prayer for this activity.
As always, before I speak more about recommended prayer before entering bathroom, I will present a hadith of the Prophet Muhammad that specifically relates to our discussion.
Hadith About Prayer Before Entering Bathroom
The hadith about prayer before entering bathroom that I mean is as follows;
عَنْ أَنَسٍ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ ؛ كَانَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ إِذَا دَخَلَ الْخَلَاءَ قَالَ ؛ اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّيْ أَعُوْذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْخُبُثِ وَالْخَباِئِثِ . أَخْرَجَهُ السَّبْعَةُ
From Anas radliyallahu anhu, he said, “If the Prophet (Muhammad) sallallahu alaihi wa sallam would enter the bathroom, he prayed, “O Lord, I have indeed taken refuge in You from the disruption of the male demons and the female demons.” The hadith is narrated by seven people (Ahmad, al-Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Daud, at-Tirmidhi, an-Nasa’i, and Ibn Majah).
All readers! That is a recommended prayer for a Muslim so that he reads it if he will enter the bathroom. If we observe the hadith above, we will understand, that the Prophet Muhammad asked for protection from Allah Taala from the disturbance of all demons, whether male or female, if he would enter into it. That is because the bathroom is one of the places that are often used by them to tempt humans. Therefore, he specifically mentions the words “male demon and female demon”.
There are a number of things we need to know about the hadith above;
One; We are recommended that we ask for protection from Allah Taala from the interference of male demons and female demons if we will enter the bathroom.
Two; The hadith stipulates that the bathroom is where the demons arrived. Their spirits are very ugly. They are not suitable to live in any place except only in bad places.
The point that I need to emphasize here is that the suggestion to read the prayer is before we enter the bathroom. At least we read it in front of the bathroom door. The prayer should not be read in it because in the prayer the name Allah Taala is called. I have explained the prohibition on that in the previous article.
That’s a brief explanation about recommended prayer before entering bathroom. Do you understand? The problem is very simple and the explanation that I have explained is also very clear. So, I hope you understand. But if you don’t understand, please ask!
I think that is enough for this article. May be useful! Amen!
See you again in the next article!