Sometimes, while I am washing my feet during Wudu’ (ablution), or directly or a while after performing it, I feel some drops of urine coming out through the urethra.
That is the feeling that I get, but when I check my clothes, sometimes I see some traces of one or more drops and other times there is nothing there. This happens because I cannot control my bladder. I have been to some doctors who told me that this is something normal that afflicts many young men and it will stop when I get married, while other doctors had different opinions. (Part No. 7; Page No. 166) I cannot get rid of this problem, and what concerns me most is the ruling on Salah (Prayer) and how this problem can be treated according to the Shari‘ah (Islamic law). I frequently have to repeat my Wudu’, but I am not satisfied with this, which is why I am writing to you, hoping that you understand what I am suffering from. In the light of this, would you please give me a Fatwa (legal opinion issued by a qualified Muslim scholar) and tell me the ruling as to what I should do if this happens after Wudu’ and what is the ruling on my underwear?
Cleanliness is half of Iman (Faith), therefore, if after performing Taharh (ritual purification) a Muslim feels that something has been passed out, and after checking they find that minor ritual impurity (wind, urine or stool) has been passed out, they should repeat their Wudu’ and wash any parts of their body or clothing that got defiled with Najasah (impurity). However, if they are not sure, they should not pay any heed to it and their Salah will be valid. It is recorded in the two Sahih (authentic) Books of Hadith (i.e. Al-Bukhari and Muslim) on the authority of
`Abdullah ibn Zayd (may Allah be pleased with him) that he said,
A complaint was made to the Prophet (peace be upon him) about when man thinks that he passed something during Salah. He (peace be upon him) said, “He should not leave (prayer) unless he hears a sound or detects a smell (of passing wind).”
May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.