Can We Do Wudu in a Bathroom Which Has an Attached Toilet?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel


I’m from Bangladesh. Can we perform wudu in a bathroom that is attached to a toilet? And when we open the water tap in the bathroom and do wudu, the water falls into the bucket (which we wash our hands, mouth, nose, and head). Can we wash our feet with that water?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

The water falling in the bucket from the bathroom is now used water (musta’mal). The water is clean and pure (tahir) but not purifying. You will have to wash your feet with fresh water from the tap.

Water that comes into contact with the limbs will become used, although pure and clean, but will not be purifying. Therefore, one cannot use it for washing another limb or making wudu again. [‘Ala’ al-Din ‘Abidin, al-Hadiyya al-‘Ala’iyya]

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I pray this helps with your question.

[Mawlana] Ilyas Patel
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Mawlana Ilyas Patel is a traditionally-trained scholar who has studied within UK, India, Pakistan, Syria, Jordan and Turkey.

He started his early education in UK. He went onto complete hifz of Qur’an in India, then enrolled into an Islamic seminary in UK where he studied the secular and Alimiyyah sciences. He then travelled to Karachi, Pakistan.

He has been an Imam in Rep of Ireland for a number of years. He has taught hifz of the Qur’an, Tajwid, Fiqh and many other Islamic sciences to both children and adults onsite and online extensively in UK and Ireland. He was teaching at a local Islamic seminary for 12 years in the UK where he was a librarian and a teacher of Islamic sciences.

He currently resides in UK with his wife. His personal interest is love of books and gardening.