Hanging out in the bathroom unnecessarily
بـِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيْم
For those who enjoy reading the newspapers, magazines, phones or tablets as they relieve themselves in the bathroom – consider the statement of Shaykh al-Islām Ibn Taymiyyah may Allah have mercy upon him.
He said: Do not remain there for a long time unnecessarily. Remaining there without a need is hated because it is the place where the devils assemble and the private areas are exposed. It has been narrated from Luqman the wise that he said: Siting for lengthy amounts of time to relieve oneself causes the kidney to bleed and it causes hemorrhoids.
Sharh al-‘Umdah al Fiqh
Translated by Rasheed ibn Estes Barbee
7/26/16, 3:14 AM