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Effects of Jinn on Urinary Incontinence

I read one question about someone having trouble while doing wudhu (ablution). I have a similar problem, or even worse. Whenever I want to pray I feel gas coming out of me, if I go to the toilet for urine I spend more than 30 minutes but urine and other liquid keep on coming from my private part, during salah (formal prayer) I have excessive an desire to go to the toilet, I have to repeat my ablution again and again; this situation is really embarrassing me, it makes salah very difficult for me and this really has an effect on my faith. I am sure this is not a kind of illness because I have seen many doctors but no improvement, and also this problem comes only when I want to pray.
Some people said it could be a jinn which has entered my body.
Please tell me how I can do my salah easily; can I pray more than one salah with the same wudhu even when these things are coming out of me. If this is caused by jinn, how can I get rid of it?

Praise be to Allah

Urinary incontinence and similar conditions where liquid etc, is passed involuntarily and one cannot control it, should not be given any attention, rather the person should pray according to his situation, even if that liquid etc. is emitted during prayer, because it is too difficult to avoid it. Allah says (interpretation of the meaning):

 “… and has not laid upon you in religion any hardship.” [22:78]

But if he fears that his body or clothes may become contaminated, he should wrap it (i.e. the private part) with a cloth or something similar, and pray after doing wudhu, and he should not pay attention to anything that comes out that he cannot control. This is an ordinary kind of sickness, which is very common, and it is not caused by the jinn. Taharah (purity) is essential so you have to renew it (i.e., renew wudhu) for each obligatory prayer.

Shaykh ‘Abd al-Kareem al-Khudayr
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