Daily Archives: January 25, 2011
In Case Of A Screen (Hadith No. 147)
After reading Hadith no 146, a lot of people complain that the commode seats in our bathroom are situated in such a way that we cannot help but face the Qiblah. What should we do? Well, get the solution today..
Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar:
People say, “Whenever you sit for answering the call of nature, you should not face the Qibla or Bait-ulMaqdis (Jerusalem).” I told them. “Once I went up the roof of our house and I saw Allah’s Apostle answering the call of nature while sitting on two bricks facing Bait-ul-Maqdis (Jerusalem) but there was a screen covering him. ‘
So, there’s no harm in facing the Qiblah while answering the call of nature until you have a screen/wall. The condition prescribed in the previous Hadith is for open grounds (custom in old Arabia).