We are talking about Islamic toilet etiquette for children as part of the Manners for Muslim Kids series. This post has tips for teaching children Toilet Etiquette according to Islam and book recommendation that teaches the best way to clean yourself after using the toilet, how to use the bathroom and well.. just the basic Bathroom manners! 🙂
Islam is indeed a beautiful religion that we are taught such basic things as even how to use the toilet! It is really interesting how such basic manners were taught by our Prophet PBUH.
Just like it was essential to teach our children Table Manners in Islam, teaching bathroom manners is important too.
My children think this topic is hilarious! :)) If only they’d stop giggling and concentrate.
Anybody else has a child who sings or recites in the bathroom?
Children do all sort of silly things… they sing in the bathroom, chew food, take their toys (and do the unimaginable) or worst they want to follow us in to the bathroom.
Have you had a child who sat at the door wailing because you wouldn’t let them in?
Do you wonder how to teach children that we all need privacy whilst relieving ourselves? Yep, it is basic modesty that every Muslim should have!
Jabir (may Allah be pleased with him) states that, ‘When the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) would go to relieve himself he would go so far that no-one could see him.’
The manners that we are teaching our children today are as follows.
- Wear your slippers.
- Put your left foot forward when you enter the bathroom.
- Say the dua while entering. (Allahumma inni Aoozobika min al qubsi wal qaba’es.)
- Close the door for privacy. (little children may be reminded to not lock the door.)
- Come out with right foot forward.
- Say the dua while exiting. (Ghufranak)
- Don’t talk, sing or recite in the toilet.
- Don’t chew in the bathroom. Finish what you are eating or spit it out before going.
- Remember to use the toilet before you start eating.
- Muslims use water to wash themselves after using the toilet.
- Muslim boys don’t stand and pee.
Parenting tips for teaching Toilet etiquette:
As a born Muslim, I never gave it a second thought about the things my parents taught me. I potty trained my son in three days and then a few years later when it was time to train my daughters, I learnt that there was more to potty training in Islam than just what was in books.
Teach your children that Muslims wash themselves after toilet.
From the beginning, when you are toilet training your children, remember to wash them so that they know that this is the norm.
Teach the boys that Muslims men sit down for toilet
When potty training the boys, always makes sure you teach them to sit down. If they know that that is the right way, they will grow up knowing that it is the right way.
When your boys enter school, talk to them about urinals and how to use public toilets. Some schools have stand up toilets. If you are in a GCC country you may not have that much of a problem but rest of the world, you may need to initiate the convo about using public toilets.
Remind children that we cover our feet when we enter the toilet.
We have a free printable in the Resource Library to help children remember to wear their slippers when entering.
Many parents have tell me that this poster has helped their children remember to wear their slippers. (No wonder it is one of our most popular downloads!)
Teach the children the Dua for entering the toilet and exiting.
This visual reminder to wear their slippers is generally enough for my children to remind them to say the dua too.
If you’re struggling with your children, you may need to remind them for sometimes. Stick the printable above on the door of your bathrooms. (I have purposefully not written the dua on it because children need to know that we don’t recite Quranic ayahs or write them in toilets.)
List of Toilet etiquette for Muslim Children.
- Wear slippers
- Put your left foot forward
- Say the dua.
- Come out with right foot forward
- Say the dua.
- Don’t talk sing or recite in the toilet.
- Don’t chew in the bathroom.
- Wash yourself. Talk about how to use the istinja. We use the sprayer in our home. For little children, you can show them to use a water bottle too. (We don’t encourage wipes.)
- Use the toilet before you start eating.
- Wash your hands before you come out. Also teach them to do Wudhu after using the toilet so they are always in the state of Wudhu.
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Book Recommendation for teaching children Toilet Etiquette.
A few months ago, I was sent this book for review. I love LOVE it!
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