Event Review: The Believer’s Mark #3
This post was put up due to a query from our comments section on this course regarding the permissiblity of Facing the Qiblah when relieving oneself. Below are the opinions of the scholars.
You may face the Qibla if in an enclosed space, but it is preferable not to. If there is a door / screen in front of you, it is fine. You should not relieve yourself out in the open, at least screen yourself. If your lavatory is built facing the qibla, it is a non-issue but do not build your lavatory specifically in the direction of the Qibla.