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Direction to Face while in the Washroom


I have heard that when you go to toilet you cannot have your back to the Kabah, however from a hadith I heard that you are not allowed to face the Kabah when going to the toilet. Which hadith is true?


Both rulings are correct. Please refer below:
59. While using the toilet for relieving oneself, the front or the back part of one’s body should not face the holy Ka’bah.

61. Recommended precaution is that one should not face the Qibla or have one’s back towards it at the time of Istibra (to be explained later), nor at the time of washing oneself to become Pak after relief.
Rulings concerning the use of toilet