Is it permissible to urinate whilst standing?

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Is it permissible to urinate whilst standing?

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.


It is discouraged and disliked to urinate standing without any reason. This is because it is viewed as something repugnant to the believers and there is a greater chance of urine drops splashing on oneself. 

And Allah Ta’ālā Alone Knows Best

Mufti Faraz Adam,
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البحر الرائق شرح كنز الدقائق (2/ 458

ويكره أن يبول قائما أو مضطجعا أو متجردا عن ثوبه من غير عذر ، فإن كان لعذر فلا بأس ؛ { لأنه عليه الصلاة والسلام بال قائما لوجع في صلبه } ويكره أن يبول في موضع ويتوضأ أو يغتسل فيه للنهي ، كذا في السراج الوهاج .

حاشية الطحطاوي على مراقي الفلاح شرح نور الإيضاح (ص: 54 

قوله: “ويكره البول قائما” قال في شرح المشكاة قيل النهي للتنزيه وقيل للتحريم وفي البناية قال الطحاوي لا بأس بالبول قائما اهـ قوله: “لتنجسه غالبا” أي لتنجس الشخص به ولأنه من الجفاء كما ورد قوله: “إلا من عذر” روي أنه عليه الصلاة والسلام بال قائما لجرح في باطن ركبته لم يتمكن معه من العقود وقيل لأنه لم يجد مكانا طاهرا للعقود لامتلاء الموضع بالنجاسات وقيل لوجع كان بصلبه الشريف فإن العرب تستشفي لوجع الصلب بالبول قائما كما قاله الشافعي وقال الغزالي في الإحياء قال زين العرب أجمع أربعون طبيبا على أن البول في الحمام قائما دواء من سبعين داء

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