Is It Permissible To Listen To Islamic Content In the Bathroom?

Assalamu ‘Alaykum.

Is it permissible to listen to Islamic podcasts (lectures, khutbahs, etc.) while in the bathroom?


Wa ‘alaykum assalam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh.

I pray you are well.

It wouldn’t be permissible to listen to Islamic content in the bathroom if you are relieving yourself or doing something with your ‘awra uncovered, such as performing a ghusl or removing bodily hair.

Other than that, when cleaning or brushing one’s teeth, it would be permissible. One is rewarded for venerating matters that are connected to Allah. Intend veneration when not listening to what you would otherwise want to, and you’ll be rewarded.

May Allah grant you the best of both worlds.
[Shaykh] Abdul-Rahim

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat began his studies in Arabic Grammar and Morphology in 2005. After graduating with a degree in English and History, he moved to Damascus in 2007, where, for 18 months, he studied with many erudite scholars. In late 2008 he moved to Amman, Jordan, where he continued his studies for the next six years in Sacred Law (fiqh), legal theory (Usul al-fiqh), theology, hadith methodology, hadith commentary, and Logic. He was also given licenses of mastery in the science of Quranic recital. He was able to study an extensive curriculum of Quranic sciences, tafsir, Arabic grammar, and Arabic eloquence.