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Q35 - Is it necessary to pray the kalma while washing hands (after washroom, before eating, cleaning

Question # 035

Is it necessary to pray the kalma while washing hands (after washroom, before eating, cleaning off dirt/soil)? What are the rulings for washing hands in the washroom?

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

May Allah (swt) reward you for your concern.

It would not be necessary to read the kalimah. However, reciting bismillah would be preferred, as actions that are done without bismillah are considered void of blessings.

In regards to the rule of duas in the washroom, when the washroom is large, and one is away from the toilet, then it would be permissible to read the dua by the sink. However if one is near the toilet, one should refrain. It would be permissible to wash hands in the washroom.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best


Student - Jamiah Islamiyah Abu Bakr

Checked & Approved by Shaykh Kasim Ingar


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