Dua when entering and leaving the toilet
We are all in need of Allah Ta’aala’s protection to remain safe from harm, as it is only Allah Ta’aala who can truly protect us all. For this reason, we should ask Allah Ta’aala’s help as frequently as possible.
To make this task easy for us, our amazing Nabi ﷺ has taught us duas to be read at times when we most need Allah Ta’aala’s protection.
One such occasion is when we enter the toilet. The Shayateen live in toilets and in areas of filth and seek to make fun of us when we are answering the call of nature.
As we need the bathroom many times during the day, it is vital to seek Allah Ta’aala’s protection from these shayateen by reading the following:
Dua when entering the toilet
اللَّهُـمَّ إِنِّي أَعُـوذُ بِـكَ مِـنَ الْخُـبْثِ وَالْخَبَائِثِ
(Bismillah) Allahumma innee A’uzu bika minal-khubthi wal-khaba-ith
Translation: “(In the name of Allah). O Allah, I seek protection in you from the male and female shayateen”
By praying this dua before entering the toilet, we secure Allah Ta’aala’s protection against the evil shayateen who are looking at us whilst we are relieving ourselves.
In a hadith, we find that reciting bismillah before entering and/or before changing one’s clothes prevents the shayateen from looking at our private parts.
Dua when leaving the toilet
غُفْرَانَكَ الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي أَذْهَبَ عَنِّي الْأَذَى وَعَافَانِي
Ghufranaka Alhamdulillah illadhi adhhaba anni al-adha wa ‘afanee
Translation: “(O Allah) I seek forgiveness and pardon from You”. All Praise be to Allah, who has taken away from me discomfort and granted me relief”. (Mishkat)
The du’a after leaving the toilet is a supplication of gratitude to Allah Ta’aala, for enabling us to relieve ourselves without any hardship and difficulty.