Waiting for a little while after istinja

Q: I have a weak bladder due to which I cannot hold urine. After doing istinjaa I know if I will wash my private part and during washing if I try to hold my bladder, urine will come out because it cannot hold my urine which come’s out due to pressure put by me trying to hold my bladder. Am I still considered mazoor? Can I still make wudhu when I know that urine drops which come out is because I have tried to hold my bladder during washing my private part? I mean before washing my private part I know if I hold my bladder, urine will come out due to it’s weakness and I still make wudhu. Will my wudhu be valid? I know your ruling regarding mazoor and sorry for asking a confusing question.


A: The correct procedure is that after making istinjaa, you wait for a little while until you feel satisfied that all the urine drops have come out (e.g. in the tissue) and thereafter you make wudhu and perform your salaah.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)