7 // Regulations on visiting the toilet
Regulation 63 – A person is obliged to cover his private parts from the views of other people, both when visiting the toilet and in all other cases. Regardless of who these people are, whether they are close relatives (such as a mother or sister) or not, whether they are adults or minors. It is necessary to cover intimate places even from children who already distinguish between good and bad. However, it is not necessary for a husband and wife to cover their private parts from each other.
Rule 64 – Anything can be used to hide private parts, even the hand or liquid clay.
Ruling 65 – It is forbidden to stand facing the Qiblah while urinating and defecating. It is not enough to turn only the genital organ away from the Qibla. If the body is not located in front or behind the qibla, then, according to the mandatory measures, there is no need to return the genitals to the qibla.
Ruling 66 – While washing the urethra (or the anus after defecation), it is not forbidden to stand facing or with one’s back to the Qibla. But during the implementation of “istibra” (Special purification for men after urination), according to the obligatory measure, one should not stand with his face or back towards the Qibla.
Ruling 67 – According to an obligatory measure, adults should not sit children with their faces or backs to the qibla while children use the toilet. However, if the child places himself with his face or back towards the Qibla, adults do not have to stop him from doing so, although it is desirable to do so.
Ruling 68 – In some houses, toilets are installed (intentionally, by mistake, or through ignorance) in such a way that a person involuntarily positions himself with his face or back to the qibla when using the toilet. In such cases, it is necessary to position yourself so that your face or back is not facing the Qibla. Otherwise, a person will commit a prohibited act.
Ruling 69 – If a person does not know the direction of the Qibla, then he must determine it. If it is not possible to determine the direction of the Qibla, then if he can, he should postpone going to the toilet. But in cases of urgent need, he can visit the toilet, placing his face or back in any direction. This provision should also be applied when traveling by plane or train.
Regulation 70 – It is forbidden to urinate and defecate in several places:
First: On roads and streets where people walk.
Second: In some institutions, which have been transferred to Vakufnoe for the use of only a certain group of people. For example, in some educational institutions, which were transferred as waqf property only for the students of these educational institutions. Or in some mosques, the toilets of which are intended only for persons who intend to pray in these mosques.
Third: On the graves of believers, and in all places where urination and defecation would be considered disrespectful to believers or to their shrines.
Ruling 71 – The anus should be washed with water after defecating. It can also be cleaned with three pieces of paper, stone, matter and similar objects. But this is allowed only in those cases when the surface around the anus is not more polluted than usual, or other impurity (for example, blood) was released along with the feces, or when other impurity did not enter the anus from the outside. If one of the three cases mentioned above occurs, then the anus can be cleaned only with water.
Ruling 72 – In cases where it is permissible to clean the anus with paper, cloth, and the like, it is still preferable to clean with water, of course, if it is available.
Rule 73 – The ureter shall not be cleansed with anything but water. If you use water with a volume of less than 384 liters to clean it, you need to rinse it twice. However, if you use a hose connected to a water pipe for its cleaning, the water of which is considered running water, then it is enough to flush the urinal hole once.
Rule 74 – In the rules about cleaning the urethra and anus, there is no difference in which way urine and feces come out, naturally and naturally or not. But if urine and feces go beyond the natural path, then it will be possible to clean the urethra and anus only with the help of water.
Rule 75 – If 3 pieces of paper, stone, etc., were used to clean the anus, but the smallest particles of feces (which disappear only when washed with water) remain around the anus, then one should not have any doubts or difficulties in this regard , and he is allowed to perform the prayer.
Rule 76 – It is sufficient to use 3 sides of one stone, 3 corners of one piece of paper or cloth to cleanse the anus.
Ruling 77 – If a person is in doubt as to whether he has cleansed the place where urine and faeces are released or not, then he must cleanse them. If such a doubt arises in him after performing the prayer, then the prayer performed by him will be correct, but in order to perform the following prayers, he will have to clean the urinary and anal openings.