Purity of wudhu area

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by
Assalam Alaykum,

At work, I have a prayer area set-up to allow me to pray at work. My work has also set-up a wudhu area as well, but the wudhi area is in the bathroom near urinals (distance between urinal & wudhu area is about 5 metres).

Occassionally, when performing wudhu someone comes in and urinates in the urinal – so I was just wondering whether if this happens whether my wudhu is valid or would I need to do wudhu against since the would be dirty (najasah).

Thank you.



Al-jawab billahi at-taufeeq (the answer with Allah’s guidance)

It will not be recommended to have the Wudhu place next to the urinal. However, it will be advisable to have a partition between the Wudhu place and urinal.

All places are considered clean unless there are visible or clear traces of uncleanliness like, its colour, smell, or taste. However, to make Wudhu in a place where there are visible or clear traces of uncleanliness then this will not invalidate the Wudhu but it will be disliked.

And Only Allah Ta’ala Knows Best.

Moulana Qamruz Zaman
London, UK

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This answer was collected from, based in London (UK). It is one of the fruits of Darul Uloom London. Many ‘ulama are involved in answering the Q&A on the site, including: Shaikul Hadeeth Mufti Umar Farooq Sahib, Mufti Saifur Rahman Sahib, Mufti Abdullah Patel Sahib, Maulana Qamruz Zaman Sahib, Mufti Abu Bakr Karolia Sahib.

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