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Salam, I was hoping to get some advice from the men out there who are attending university or work for long durations in the day. I am currently at university, for majority of the day (maybe 8 to 10 hours), which requires me to use the toilet (allot). However, they are public toilets and are usually quite dirty, so I usually urinate while standing up for convenience and cleanliness. Obviously, that is not permitted, and it's preventing me from performing prayer during the day, so I usually have to combine them when I reach home. Is there a solution to this? Keep in mind that cleaning the seat with water and toilet paper takes about 5 to 10 minutes which is largely impractical when you go to the toilet more than 6 to 8 times a day. Also, the closest most is a 5 minute walk so it is also a huge inconvenience to walk there every time. Please let me know if you've overcome this issue. Jazakum Allah Khear
Salam. I am currently at university and tend to stay there for around 10 hours each day. This obviously means I am required to use the toilet frequently. However, due to the large usage of these toilets, it is not always hygienic to sit down and urinate. Anyone have any advice as to possible solutions? The prayer hall is far away and walking there every single time I need to use the toilet is very very time consuming. Is it haram to urinate whilst standing?
Salam all. I am slightly confused as to the laws behind Jizya. I understand that the Quran says non-believers and non-muslims have to pay a tax so they are protected and as a contribution to the government. However, what is the amount dictated by this tax? As an example, I think ISIS charges around 20 to 80% of a households income. Now I fully condone [i think you meant condemn - moderator] the actions of ISIS, and understand that they do not represent Islam in any way. But we have to agree that the vagueness of the Quran on this matter allows people in that scenario to charge whatever they like, leading to the atrocities which are happening in Iraq at the moment. Shouldn't Jizya be standardized across the board, and be equivalent to Zakah to ensure fairness amongst all?