Recitation of the Qur'an by an incontinent patient

Q 2: My heart finds rest in the recitation of the Qur’an. Is it permissible for me to recite the Qur’an from the Mus-haf (copy of the Qur’an) knowing that I suffer from urinary incontinence?


A: There is no blame placed on you if while you are in such a state you recite the Qur’an and hold the Mus-haf. There is no blame placed on you also in Salah (Prayer), if that is your condition. However, you should perform Istinja’ (cleansing the private parts with water after urination or defecation) and Wudu’ (ablution) for each Salah after its prescribed time begins. After that, there is no harm if drops of urine are released involuntarily. You should not forget to wash any soiled part of your body or clothes before Salah. Your Salah is valid even if involuntary releases of urine occur during it. Allah (Exalted be He) says: Allâh burdens not a person beyond his scope. Allah (Glorified be He) also says: ...and He has not laid upon you in religion any hardship May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.


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