Authentic Supplications of the Prophet
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Entering and Exiting the Rest-Room (41)
'Anas said: The Prophet was such that if he would enter the privy, he would say Bismillãhi, 'allãhumma 'innee 'a`outhu bika minal-khubthi wal khabã'ithi(64)
Footnotes

(64) In the Name of Allah; my 'ilãh I seek refuge in You from the male, and female devils (shayateen, which is the plural for shaytan).

Reporters

Reported by 'Ibn 'Abi Shaybata, and Abu Dãwood. Al-Albãni said it was sound in Saheeh Al-Jãmi` As-Sagheer wa Ziyãdatih and it is in his Saheeh Abu Dãwood. This supplication, without the Bismillãhi, was said to be sound by 'Al-`Adawee and he said that it was reported by Al-Bukhãri, page 343 of volume 1 of Fath Al-Bãree; Ahmed, pages 99, 101, and 383 of volume 3, and on pages 369 and 373 of volume 4 as part of the hadeeth of Zaid bin Al-Arqam; Muslim, #375 according to the print of Abu Dãwood, page 15 of volume 1; Ibn Mãjah, #298; An-Nisã'ee, page 30 of volume 1; At-Tirmithi who said it was comely-sound, and still others.

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