Toilet Seat Covers!
This is just a sudden inspiration I got when I saw the picture you see here in Google images while I was looking for something else.
We Muslims have to always be clean and ready for our 5 times prayers no matter what we are doing or where you are. But we have to sometime use public toilets and they may not always be clean. Hundreds of people would have used that seat before it was last cleaned and there urine, or disposals may have touched a area of the seat where you sit. Or maybe the seat is wet with a drop or to when you go to the sit. Then when you sit you become unclean for salah/prayers until you clean away that spot where that najees (dirty stuff) touched with water for three times. This isn’t always convenient and feasible.
I checked Wikipedia for disposable toilet seat covers. It had this to say about these paper seat covers;
A toilet seat cover is a disposable piece of paper shaped like the toilet seat itself that can be placed on the seat by its user. Its purpose is to protect the toilet’s user from germs that may be resting on the seat, though scientific studies have cast doubt on the cover’s value.
But if we use a toilet seat cover we can be more sure we don’t make ourselves unclean and not ready for salath. And after all if we are not clean we our prayers won’t be accepted. If we sat on something deemed unclean in Islam then performing ablution would not be enough for prayers. You will have to clean your back side or take a body was.
That way we can be clean and ready for salath anytime without having to body-wash in case using a questionable toilet seat like in rest rooms, airports, public toilets, or office etc. makes us touch najees with to our skin.
I think it’s a good idea for Muslims, both males & females to always have a toilet seat cover in your pocket/bag and use them when we use a public toilet.
What do you think about these disposable elongated toilet seat covers? Any used this one? Will you use it?