Dua When Entering And Leaving The Bathroom

Bismillahi Wal Hamdullillah Was Salātu Was Salaamu ‘Alaa rasoolillahi

Ammā Ba’d: (In the name of Allah ‎سبحانه وتعالى and blessings upon the messenger ﷺ )

One thing that makes my life complete is the deen of Islam. It is a way of life given to us and literally teaches us what to do in each and every situation and place. Part of this includes entering and leaving the bathroom.

As a child, I was taught bathroom etiquette which was limited to only saying ‘Bismillah’ and entering with my left foot and leaving with my right foot. This is enough for one to say following the hadeeth of our Nabi ﷺ

“To put a barrier that will prevent the jinn from seeing the ‘awrah of the sons of Aadam, let any one of you say ‘Bismillaah’ when entering the toilet.” (Reported by al-Tirmidhi, 551; Saheeh al-Jaami’, 3611). 

Here is a simplified and authentic post on ‘Toilet Etiquette’.

We all know about jinns right? If you don’t, you can read up briefly on them here. Seeking refuge from the jinns, will prevent them from seeing your awrah or harming you.

It was narrated from Zayd ibn Arqam (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “These toilets are haunted (inhabited by devils), so when anyone of you goes to the toilet let him say, ‘A’oodhu Billaahi min al-khubthi wa’l-khabaa’ith (I seek refuge in Allaah from the male and female devils).” Narrated by Abu Dawood, 6; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh Abi Dawood. 

The same applies to the du’a for leaving the bathroom. Al-Tirmidhi (7) narrated that ‘Aa’ishah said: When the Prophet exited the toilet, he used to say Ghufraanaka (Your forgiveness). 

A quick way to memorise du’as is by looking at it several times. Well, works for me and with that, I decided to help my flatmates, visitors and myself, to memorise this du’a in a nearly ‘cool’ way if that makes any sense.
I bought a simple photograph frame and printed out the dua to hang it right next to our bathroom door so one can always remember to recite it seeking refuge from the male and female jinns when entering and asking Allah for forgiveness when leaving.
Of course, you do not necessarily need to have it on the wall next to your bathroom but in my case, I need a constant reminder and wanted something temporary as well which I can always remove whenever I wish.


Let’s learn this du’a which is of immense benefit for our own good and recite it, insha Allah, whenever we enter or leave the bathroom.


What is the quickest way you learn short duas from the sunnah? Do share!

Was Sallallahu ‘alā Nabiyinā Muhammad


Your Sister in Islam (Umm Yusuf / Mina) 

Hisn al Muslim – Du’a – Bathroom


The ability of the Jinn to appear to some humans and befriend them – Fatwas of Nur Ala Al-Darb





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