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Praying when one has an urge to urinate

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Q: Exactly when is it makruh to pray when having a urge to urinate? Is this only when one is realy about to urinate such that he is realy pressing himself to hold ? Sometimes I take wudhu and after a while I get a feeling of having little pressure, but I can feel myself freely without pressing to hold myself.

Can you tell me from which point the urge/pressure does become makruh?


A: It is makrooh to perform salaah when there is a need. Need means that you have the urge to relieve yourself. A slight feeling that comes up now and then is not what is referred to though it will be better to perform the salaah when this feeling also has subsided entirely.

وكره … ( وصلاته مع مدافعة الأخبثين ) أو أحدهما ( أو لريح )

قال الشامي في رد المحتار : قوله ( وصلاته مع مدافعة الأخبثين الخ ) أي البول والغائط قال في الخزائن سواء كان بعد شروعه أو قبله فإن شغله قطعها إن لم يخف فوت الوقت وإن أتمها أثم لما رواه أبو داود لا يحل لأحد يؤمن بالله وليوم لآخر أن يصلي وهو حاقن حتى يتخفف أي مدافع البول ومثله الحاقب أي مدافع الغائط والحازق أي مدافعهما وقيل مدافع الريح ا هـ وما ذكره من الإثم صرح به في شرح المنية وقال لأدائها مع الكراهة التحريمية (رد المحتار 1/ 641)

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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