Is My Ghusl Accepted if There is a Toilet in the Same Room?

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel


I’m now on vacation, and I can stay at two houses with my parents or my uncle’s house, but a woman did magic in my uncle’s house. I don’t know if that woman did it to me. She said that she did it in the toilet. I’m also afraid the person left a piece of magic paper in the house.

Also, my parent’s house has a bathroom where you can do ghusl. By the way, I have a shower cubicle, but there is a toilet in the same bathroom, so I wonder if my ghusl will be accepted. My question is, in which house can I pray, my uncle’s or my parents?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

I pray you are in good faith and health. Thank you for your question.

You can pray and use the toilets in both. However, if one of the houses creates doubt and misgiving, avoid using the bathroom and praying there.

Also, your ghusl will be accepted even though a bathroom is in the same room.

A place is considered clean if there is no visible uncleanliness. Therefore, you may make wudu at the site mentioned in your question. The flow of water purifies anything it passes over, as long as there isn’t any visible impurity.

[Tahtawi, Hashiya al-Tahtawi ’ala Maraqi ‘l-Falah]

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[Mawlana] Ilyas Patel
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Mawlana Ilyas Patel is a traditionally-trained scholar who has studied in the UK, India, Pakistan, Syria, Jordan, and Turkey. He started his early education in the UK. He went on to complete the hifz of the Quran in India, then enrolled in an Islamic seminary in the UK, where he studied the secular and ‘Aalimiyya sciences. He then traveled to Karachi, Pakistan. He has been an Imam in Rep of Ireland for several years. He has taught hifz of the Quran, Tajwid, Fiqh, and many other Islamic sciences to children and adults onsite and online extensively in the UK and Ireland. He taught 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 the UK with his wife. His interest is a love of books and gardening.