Dealing with Constant Urine Drops

22nd September 2021


السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته

Question: A friend of mine asked me this question: I have a urine incontinence and have been suffering for years. After urinating, urine drops falls after few minutes. This keeps going 15 to 30 min maximum. So I have seen some fatwas about wrapping the private part with clothes or tissue. But that isn’t really impossible because it happens every time I urinate. And changing tissue or cloth every single time is not possible for me. So, what I do is, when doing wudhu, I wash my private part with water and those areas of clothes where possibly urine drops have fallen. But even that is being very painful to do. Because my clothes are getting all wet every time I do wudhu and it takes 10 or 15 minutes to do wudu that way. Because sometimes when I am wiping with a cloth on certain spots, some water goes to my hips and then I had to wipe that also and so on. It really wasting my time and also, I am being uncomfortable with my wet pants. So, is it possible that I only wash my private parts only and not my clothes before wudhu? Because I don’t think that even when I wash it, it washes every area where urine might have gone, so please tell me can I wash just my private when doing wudu?


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In the name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful


Answer: In reference to your query, urine incontinence is the medical term used for when the body releases urine unintentionally. In certain cases, this can be both stressful and urging.[1] We pray to Allah that you are granted shifaa from this ailment. Aameen.

It has not been made clear in your query whether your incontinence suffering affects your performance of Salāh or not. On that basis the ruling of ma’zoor – excused person – would not apply to you unless that is further clarified. The concession of wudhu applies only if the incontinence continues for the first time throughout an entire Salāh time leaving no possible time to complete your Salāh without the continuous dripping. [2] Your case is visiting the bathroom and cleaning your clothes. The ideal case would be to follow what you have read in previous fatawa of wrapping the private part in tissue or a cloth so that excess urine is absorbed by these instead of the underwear. No need to change nor wash your entire clothes and if any drops were to fall onto your clothes visible to you and less than a dirham quantity (50p or £2 coin),[3] then your Salāh will still be valid.[4] If the impurity does exceed the amount, then only that area must be washed. Nevertheless, wrapping your private part with a tissue paper or a cloth would be better and simply replace it each time you visit the bathroom. Washing the entire clothes as you have described is not necessary.



[Allāh Knows Best]



Written by:  Mufti Anas Mullah        Reviewed by: Mufti Abdul Waheed

Attested by: Shaykh Mufti Saiful Islam

JKN Fatawa Department



[2] Fatawa Hindiyyah, kitaabut taharah, fasl fi ahkaamil haydhi wan nifaasi  vol 1, p 40

شرط ثبوت العذر ابتداء أن يستوعب استمراره وقت الصلاة كاملا وهو الأظهر كالانقطاع لا يثبت ما لم يستوعب الوقت كله حتى لو سال دمها في بعض وقت صلاة فتوضأت و صلت ثم خرج الوقت ودخل وقت صلاة أخرى وانقطع دمها فيه أعادت تلك الصلاة لعدم الاستيعاب.


Shaami, Kitaabut taharah, bab al haidh, matlabun fi ahkaam al ma’dhoor, vol 1, p305

وصاحب عذر من به سلس) بول لا يمكنه إمساكه (أو استطلاق بطن أو انفلات ريح أو استحاضة) أو بعينه رمد أو عمش أو غرب، وكذا كل ما يخرج بوجع ولو من أذن وثدي وسرة (إن استوعب عذره تمام وقت صلاة مفروضة)


[3] Fatawa Hindiyyah, kitab us salaat, bab fi shurootis salaat, fasl fit taharah, vol 1, p58

النجاسة إن كانت غليظة وهي أكثر من قدر الدرهم فغسلها فريضة والصلاة بها باطلة وإن كانت مقدار درهم فغسلها واجب والصلاة معها جائزة وإن كانت أقل من الدرهم فغسلها سنة وإن كانت خفيفة فإنها لا تمنع جواز الصلاة حتى تفحش. كذا في المضمرات.

[4] Nujaym, Ibn. Al bahr al Raaiq. vol 1 p239

قَوْلُهُ: وَعُفِيَ قَدْرُ الدِّرْهَمِ كَعَرْضِ الْكَفِّ مِنْ نَجَسٍ مُغَلَّظٍ كَالدَّمِ وَالْبَوْلِ وَالْخَمْرِ وَخُرْءِ الدَّجَاجِ وَبَوْلِ مَا لَا يُؤْكَلُ لَحْمُهُ وَالرَّوْثُ… وَمُرَادُهُ مِنْ الْعَفْوِ صِحَّةُ الصَّلَاةِ بِدُونِ إزَالَتِهِ لَا عَدَمُ الْكَرَاهَةِ لِمَا فِي السِّرَاجِ الْوَهَّاجِ وَغَيْرِهِ إنْ كَانَتْ النَّجَاسَةُ قَدْرَ الدِّرْهَمِ تُكْرَهُ الصَّلَاةُ مَعَهَا إجْمَاعًا، وَإِنْ كَانَتْ أَقَلَّ وَقَدْ دَخَلَ فِي الصَّلَاةِ نُظِرَ إنْ كَانَ فِي الْوَقْتِ سَعَةٌ فَالْأَفْضَلُ إزَالَتُهَا وَاسْتِقْبَالُ الصَّلَاةِ، وَإِنْ كَانَتْ تَفُوتُهُ الْجَمَاعَةُ، فَإِنْ كَانَ يَجِدُ الْمَاءَ وَيَجِدُ جَمَاعَةً آخَرِينَ فِي مَوْضِعٍ آخَرَ فَكَذَلِكَ أَيْضًا لِيَكُونَ مُؤَدِّيًا لِلصَّلَاةِ الْجَائِزَةِ بِيَقِينٍ، وَإِنْ كَانَ فِي آخِرِ الْوَقْتِ أَوْ لَا يُدْرِكُ الْجَمَاعَةَ فِي مَوْضِعٍ آخَرَ يَمْضِي