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Taharat » Recommended (mustaḥabb) and disapproved (makrūh) acts when emptying the bowels and the bladder

Ruling 75. When one is emptying his bowels and/or bladder, it is recommended for him to sit in a place where no one sees him; and when entering the lavatory, to enter with the left foot first; and when exiting, to exit with the right foot first. Furthermore, when one is emptying his bowels and/or bladder, it is recommended for him to cover his head and to place the weight of his body onto his left leg.

Ruling 76. It is disapproved for one to face the sun or the moon when he is emptying his bowels and/or bladder. However, if by some means he covers his private parts, it is not disapproved. It is also disapproved to empty one’s bowels and/or bladder while facing the wind, on roads and streets, in alleyways, in front of the door of a house, and under fruit-yielding trees. Furthermore, while one is emptying his bowels and/or bladder, it is disapproved to eat, to take a long time, and to wash with the right hand. It is also disapproved to talk while one is emptying his bowels and/or bladder; there is no problem, however, if one is compelled to talk or if one is remembering Allah (saying dhikr).

Ruling 77. It is disapproved to urinate while standing, and on hard ground, and in the nests and dens of animals, and in water – particularly stagnant water.

Ruling 78. It is disapproved to withhold passing faeces and urine; and if withholding is in a general sense harmful for the person, it is unlawful.

Ruling 79. It is recommended that one urinates before offering prayers, before sleeping, before sexual intercourse, and after ejaculation.
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