The Prophet’s Guidance Pertaining to Purity and Purification
A. His Guidance in Relieving Oneself
When entering the toilet he would say: “O Allah, I seek refuge with you from evil and evil ones."
And upon coming out he would say: “I seek Your forgiveness.”
He usually urinated while squatting.
He sometimes cleaned himself with water sometimes with stones and sometimes used both.
He used his left hand to clean himself.
After cleaning with water, he would rub his hand against the ground.
When travelling, he would go far away to relieve himself in order to conceal himself from his companions.
He sometimes screened himself behind bushes and sometimes behind palms.
He selected the soft parts of the ground for urination.
He would not raise his garment until he was down close to the ground.
He would not speak or answer greetings while relieving himself.