1. ISTINJA means cleaning the private parts after passing out urine and stool by using clean water and clay, toilet paper.etc It is SUNNAT to make ISTINJA after passing out urine, stool, etc.
  2. It is permissible to use lumps of dry earth for ISTINJA, provided the body is properly cleaned.
  3. For passing urine and stool, one should go to a place of privacy (toilet) and seat oneself at ease. After relieving, wash the private parts until satisfied that they have become clean.
  4. It is MAKROOH to do ISTINJA with coal, bones, glass, baked bricks, printed paper, etc. It is not proper to use paper for ISTINJA which is also used for writing and printing. But with toilet paper it is different. It can be used for ISTINJA, since it was made only for that purpose and not for writing or printing.
  5. It is MARKOOH to pass out urine while standing.
  6. It is MAKROOH-E-TAHREEMEE to face or show the back to the KAA’BA when passing out urine or stool.
  7. It is FORBIDDEN to make little children seat facing or showing their backs towards the KAA’BA when passing out urine or stool.
  8. Remove rings, badges or anything else on which the name of ALLAH, His RASOOL (Sallallaahu-Alayhi-Wa-Sallam), Quranic verses or Hadith are written. It is permitted to have them in the pocket.
  9. Use the LEFT HAND only in ISTINJA.
  10. Do not urinate or pass stool on a public road or path, beneath a fruit tree, or a tree giving shade or in a well, dam or river.
  11. If you are in an open place and there is no toilet, then sit in a place where you cannot be seen by others.



Allahumma innee Auozu bika minal-khubuthi wal khaba-ith

O ALLAH! I seek protection in You from the MALE and FEMALE DEVIL.

ENTER the toilet with the LEFT FOOT.

After leaving the toilet, step out with the RIGHT FOOT and once OUTSIDE RECITE:


Ghufranak, Allhamdullilahe lazee azhab annee alaza wa aafanee

O ALLAH! I seek Your pardon. All praises are due to ALLAH Who has taken away from me discomfort and granted me relief.