Dua for After leaving the toilet

The dua to recite after leaving the toilet by the Prophet (ﷺ). Like other duas, this dua helps gain Allah's (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) blessings and is a way of offering one's gratitude to Him. Moreover, duas are a Sunnah of the Prophet (ﷺ), and following his Sunnah can help believers receive tremendous rewards in this life and the hereafter. Following the Prophet's Sunnah is also a way of getting close to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى).

It has been narrated by Aisha (رَضِيَ ٱللَّٰهُ عَنْهَا) that, "When the Prophet would exit the toilet, he would say: 'Ghufranak.'" – (Jami at-Tirmidhi 7). There has also been a narration that narrates another dua before exiting the lavatory; it was reported by Anas bin Malik (رَضِيَ ٱللَّٰهُ عَنْهُ) and goes as follows: "Whenever the Prophet exited the toilet, he would say: 'Al-hamdu lillahilladhi adhhaba 'annial-adha wa 'afani (Praise is to Allah Who has relieved me of impurity and given me good health).'" – (Sunan Ibn Majah 301).

These two Ahadith signify the fact that to recite dua after leaving the lavatory for protection and blessings from Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) is Sunnah of the Prophet (ﷺ) and every Muslim is recommended to follow it. The dua should be recited after one exits the lavatory, whether you leave it after relieving yourself or after other activities such as brushing one's teeth or taking a bath. However, make sure to exit the toilet by putting your right foot out first, as it is a recommended etiquette.

Hisnul Muslim

After leaving the toilet

Home & Family Duas



I seek Your forgiveness.

[Hisnul 11] [Abu Dawud, Ibn Majah, At-Tirmizi, An-Nasa'i, Al-Qayyim's Zadul-Ma'ad, 2/387.]

Etiquette of Reciting the Dua After Leaving the Toilet

There is no specific etiquette to be followed for reciting this Dua. You can recite it after exiting the lavatory once you're done relieving yourself and have cleaned yourself properly. Or you can recite it immediately after leaving the lavatory once you've taken a shower, brushed your teeth, or cleaned up the area. The Prophet (ﷺ) used to recite it as soon as he exited the lavatory. So, it is recommended to do the same.

Dua for After Leaving the Toilet – Benefits

Reciting the dua to be recited after leaving the toilet has the following benefits:

  • It is the Sunnah of the Prophet (ﷺ), so it can help gain rewards and blessings from Allah.
  • Scholars are of the opinion that it is a way of remembering Allah by asking for his forgiveness, as one cannot do so in the lavatory.
  • Asking for forgiveness from Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) is necessary to do well and prosper in this life and the hereafter.
  • Reciting the dua is a form of dhikr, which is considered a form of worship and can also get protection from Shaytan.
  • Asking for forgiveness from Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) enables a believer to get closer to His Lord and please Him.


Reciting the recommended duas before entering and after leaving the bathroom helps gain protection from jinns and shaytans that reside in impure places and areas such as toilets and where awrahs are uncovered.
After leaving the bathroom, you should say "Ghufraanaka" as the (ï·º) used to say.
It is not necessary to recite Dua after leaving the bathroom. However, it is for one's protection as you can get protection from evil spirits that hide toilets. Moreover, it is also the Sunnah of the (ï·º), which means it can benefit us in ways we can't imagine and also help us receive rewards and blessings from Allah for following the Prophet's Sunnah.