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Makrûh Things When Not Performing Namâz

1- It is tahrîmî makrûh to turn your front or back towards the qibla when emptying the bowels or urinating in a restroom or any other place. It is not makrûh if you forget or if there is the danger that you may dirty your clothes or if there is some other danger.
2- It is tanzîhî makrûh to turn your front or back towards the qibla when cleaning yourself after relieving nature, or to urinate or empty the bowels towards the sun or the moon.
3- To make a small child relieve itself by holding it towards one of these directions is makrûh for the adult who holds it. Likewise, to have a small child do something that is harâm for adults is harâm for the adult to make the child do it. For example, a person who makes a boy wear silk clothes or ornaments it with jewels or makes it drink alcohol commits a harâm by doing so.
4- It is tahrîmî makrûh to stretch your legs or only one leg towards the qibla without a good excuse. Yet it is not makrûh to do so with an excuse or by mistake.
5- Also it is makrûh to stretch your legs toward a Qur'ân or other Islamic books. It is not makrûh if they are on a higher level. It is written in the fifth chapter of Hindiyya: "It is permissible and even advisable to keep the Qur'ân in your house only for blessings and abundance, even if it is without ever reading it. It is makrûh to write in Arabic a disbeliever's name and insult it, for Islamic letters have to be respected."