Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Assalam alaykum

If I have wudu and urine leaks in my pants do I need to wash myself and change my clothes before I can pray again? Also, what do I do if urine leaks out in the middle of my prayer?

Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah,

Purity is a condition for the validity of the prayer, but a small amount of filth on your clothing or person is excusable. Small is defined as less than 4-5cm in diameter.

Generally, you should be reasonably confident that the urine drops have ceased before performing the ritual ablution (wudu). Ignore misgivings.

Please see: A Reader on Waswasa (Baseless Misgivings) and: A Reader on Ritual Purity, Urine Leakage and Misgivings

And Allah Most High alone knows best.

wassalam,

[Ustadh] Tabraze Azam

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Tabraze Azam holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Leicester, where he also served as the President of the Islamic Society. He memorised the entire Qur’an in his hometown of Ipswich at the tender age of sixteen, and has since studied the Islamic Sciences in traditional settings in the UK, Jordan and Turkey. He is currently pursuing advanced studies in Jordan, where he is presently based with his family.

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