Thursday 23 Jumada al-ula 1445 - 7 December 2023

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 wudu 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 wudu 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 Allah.

If you have done udu, then the basic principle is that you are taahir (pure), so do not pay attention to these doubts and insinuating thoughts (waswas), because they come from the Shaytaan. Yes, if you are certain that something has come out after you have done udu, this breaks your udu 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 udu, there is no need to check yourself afterwards, because this will only perpetuate the waswas. May Allah keep you safe from that.

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Source: Islam Q&A - Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid