بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ
I’ve finished this paper almost 20 minutes ago and the teacher refuses to take my paper until the time is up. Not only does she refuse to take my paper but she doesn’t want to let me go to the bathroom because she’ll get in trouble because I don’t have a medical certificate. I don’t know what’s up with this stupid school.
Ok, I get it’s class time and we must go during break but we can’t tell our bladder that it only has allocated times to use the toilet. One day someone will pee in their pants then it will serve them right. I am annoyed, mad, irritated and I NEED TO PEE!
Finally that long awited bell rang. I dumped my paper on the teachers desk, not waiting to listen to her lecture about how I’m supposed to wait for her to come and collect the papers and if I checked my paper well and that I don’t need to be so rude and…
I raced for the bathroom reading Bismillah and the dua before entering the toilet as I ran. Ever since I heard that if you don’t read Bismillah before entering the toilet then shaytaan will look at you and laugh at you while you are in the toilet, I’ve never left it out.
When entering the toilet recite:
Bismillah “In the name of Allah”
It is in the hadith that between the eyes of Satan and the private parts of man Bismillah is a barrier therefore, this dua should be recited.
اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْخُبْثِ وَالْخَبَائِثِ
“O Allah. I seek refuge in You from the male female evil and Jinns”.
(Mishkat, Hisnul Hasin)
I reminded myself to step out of the toilet with my right foot and read the dua when coming out of the toilet. After washing my hands I made my way back to the classroom to get my lunch from my bag. Hearing a commotion coming from the grade 7 class, I stopped to peek inside wondering what could be going on.
What I saw made me freeze with horror. I was appalled. For a moment I thought my eyes were deceiving me. I mean this was completely heinous, scandalous and inhumane. How could they do that especially being muslimahs. Even boys are not this unscrupulous and underhanded. “Astaghfirullah! What in the world in going on here,” were the words that escaped my mouth, before my mind could even register that I may have just made the situation worse.