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Talking from bathroom.

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Reading your answer to the question of talking from toilet, i would also like to ask you whether it is permissible to talk to someone from a bathroom while taking a shower? do the same apply to those who are taking a shower nakely in the bathroom, but should refrain from answering a call from outside.


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Talking from bathroom

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Fiqh-us-Sunnah Fiqh 1.17b

Topic: One should not talk when answering the call of nature.

One should not respond to a greeting, or repeat what the caller to prayer is saying. He may speak if there is some necessity (i.e., to guide a blind man, or a child, etc. who fears they may be harmed). If he sneezes, he should praise Allah to himself and simply move his lips (without making a sound).


Ibn Umar related that a man passed by the Prophet (saws), and greeted him while he (the Prophet (saws)) was urinating. The Prophet (saws) did not return his greeting.

Related by Muslim.


Abu Sa'eed reported that he heard the Messenger of Allah (saws) say, "Allah detests those who converse while they relieve themselves?"

Related by Ahmad, Abu Dawud and Ibn Majah.


In light of the absolutely clear guidance of the Messenger of Allah (saws), the absolute majority of the scholars and jurists in Islam consider it forbidden and discourage conversing, unless absolutely necessary or in a state of emergency, when one is answering the call of nature.


Your Question: i would also like to ask you whether it is permissible to talk to someone from a bathroom while taking a shower?

When one is taking a bath or a shower, it obviously is not the most opportune moment to hold a conversation with them! To the best of our knowledge, there is no specific prohibition regarding talking to one taking a bath or a shower in Shariah, and the majority of the scholars are of the opinion that there is no harm if one talks or responds while taking a bath in case of a genuine need or an emergency. And Allah Alone Knows best.


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