Q 1: What
is the ruling on Tasmiyah (saying, "Bismillah [In the Name of Allah]") two meters away from the toilet in a Masjid (mosque)?
Is that permissible or not?
(Part No. 4; Page No. 28
Part of the Islamic etiquette of entering the toilet is to enter with the left foot first and mention the Name of Allah before entering, saying: "Bismillah, Allahumma inni a`udhu bika min al-khubthi wal-khaba'ith [In the Name of Allah. O Allah, I seek refuge with You from male and female devils]." If one wants to perform Wudu' (ablution) in the Wudu' area, one should say "Bismillah" before performing Wudu', as doing so is Wajib (obligatory) because the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:
There is no Wudu' for the one who has not mentioned the Name of Allah on (performing) it.
(Narrated by a group of Sahabah from the Prophet [peace be upon him] through a good Sanad [chain of narrators])May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and Companions.