22015: Mentioning the name of Allaah in the washroom


Sometimes I feel afraid when I am in the washroom and I mention the name of Allaah in my heart. What is the ruling on that?

Praise be to Allaah.

A person should not mention the name of his Lord inside the washroom, because the place is not appropriate for that. If he remembers Him in his heart that is OK, so long as he does not say this out loud. Otherwise it is better not to say it out loud in this place; he should wait until he comes out. 

Majmoo’ Fataawa al-Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen, vol. 11, p. 109
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