A man suffers from urinary incontinence that occurs after urination and lasts for sometime. If this man waits until the incontinence stops, he will miss the Congregational Salah (prayer). What is the ruling on this?
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If he knows that the incontinence will stop, it is impermissible for him to pray in that state in order to earn the reward of Congregational Salah. Rather, he should wait until the urine stops, then perform Istinja’ (cleansing the private parts with water after urination or defecation) and Wudu’ (ablution) and offer his Salah afterwards, even if this makes him miss the prayer in congregation. He should also hasten to perform Istinja’ and Wudu’ immediately after the due time of prayer begins in the hope that he will be able to attend the Congregational Salah.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.