Q: What is the legal ruling on
a man who performs the five obligatory Salahs (Prayer) in the bathroom?
The Five Compilers of Hadith except for
related on the authority of
Abu Sa`id (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said,
The whole earth is a place of Salah excepting bathrooms and graveyards.
This report is classified as authentic by Al-Hakim in Al-Mustadrak and Ibn Hazm Al-Zhahiry.
Ibn Daqiq Al-`Eid referred in "Al-Elmam" to its authenticity. The report shows that graveyards and bathrooms are not proper places for performing Salah. Accordingly, Salah is forbidden and invalid in a bathroom.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.