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Hearing Qur’aan being recited whilst in the bathroom

Fatwaa ID: 1046

Assalamu ‘alaykum muftis,

If one hears the echos of Qur’an being recited while he is in the bathroom of the masjid, should he listen attentively to the Qur’an or should he attempt to tune it out by trying not to listen to the echos of recitation?

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

If one is in the bathroom and the recitation of the Qur’aan outside can be heard, then he may listen to it. He does not have to tune it out. It has been narrated from some of the salaf that they were so particular in using their time appropriately that they would have someone recite the Qur’aan audibly outside so they could listen while relieving themselves and thus make use of their time.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

سير أعلام النبلاء (13/251)
ترجمة الإمام أبي حاتم الرازي وابنه عبد الرحمن
قال: سُئل عبد الرحمن عن كثرة سماعه الحديثَ من أبيه، وكثرةِ أسئلته له عن الأحاديث وعن رواتها، فقال: كان أبي يأكل وأقرأ عليه، ويمشي وأقرأ عليه، ويدخل الخلاء وأقرأ عليه، ويدخل البيت في طلب شيء وأقرأ عليه.

روضة المحبين (ص65)
عن المجد ابن تيمية جدّ شيخ الإسلام ابن تيمية -رحمهما الله-
قال: كان يأمر ابنه إذا دخل الخلاء أن يقرأ ويرفع صوته، حتى يستفيد بهذا الوقت ولا يضيعَ من غير فائدة


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