Drops of urine
remain in the penis after urinating
After I urinate (pass water), some drops
or urine remain in the penis and I sit in the bathroom for a quarter of an hour to clean
myself properly. Of course, this is very tiring and exhausting for me. After that, I do
wudoo’ for prayer. I have been to a number of doctors, had tests and taken different
kinds of medicine in an effort to solve this problem, all to no avail. After I clean these
drops of urine, I do wudoo’ and go and pray, but during the prayer I feel as though
there are still drops of urine in the penis that need to come out. Of course, this is
giving me trouble and causing me embarrassment, especially when I pray in jamaa’ah
(congregation) and then discover drops of urine which did not come out when I was sitting
in the bathroom, so I have to repeat my prayer, or I doubt that my prayer was valid.
Please help me with a clear fatwa.
Praise be to Allaah.
If you have done wudoo’, then the basic principle is that you are
taahir (pure), so do not pay attention to these doubts and insinuating thoughts (waswaas),
because they come from the Shaytaan. Yes, if you are certain that something has come out
after you have done wudoo’, this breaks your wudoo’ and you have to repeat it.
As regards your feeling during prayer that there is some urine left in the penis, you have
to keep your mind off this thought. On the basis of the principle that you are taahir
after making wudoo’, there is no need to check yourself afterwards, because this will
only perpetuate the waswaas. May Allaah keep you safe from that.
Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid