Rulings pertaining to incontinence of urine

Q: I frequently feel drops of urine coming out of my penis while offering Salah (prayer) and often during other times. I do not know whether they are categorized as Najasah (impurity) or not. If the former is the case, it will be difficult for me to remove it. What should I do? What is the ruling on it? How can I get rid of this problem?


A: All praise be to Allah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions. If the reality is as you mentioned, that drops of urine often come out of you while offering Salah and during other times, their coming out during Salah does not invalidate your Salah. However, you have to place something to impede urine drops from reaching your body, clothes or praying place. Although such drops are Najis (impure), they are pardoned because removing them imposes additional difficulty and hardship. Allah (Exalted be He) says (what means): Allâh burdens not a person beyond his scope. He also says: ...and He has not laid upon you in religion any hardship Moreover, the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “When I command you to do something, do as much of it as you can.” Furthermore, such a disease may be treated through consulting specialized doctors. You will have to perform Wudu’ (ablution) for every obligatory Salah along with its supererogatory Salah. Finally, you have to be on your guard against Waswasah (insinuating or obsessive thoughts) for they are nothing but the work of Satan, who may deludingly make a person believe that some drops of urine have come out when it is not the case. May Allah cure you of all that ails you! (Part No. 5; Page No. 407) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

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