Al-jawab billahi at-taufeeq (the answer with Allah’s guidance)
Ibn Abbas (RadiyAllahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrates that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) came upon two graves and said: “Their occupants are being punished, but not for a great sin (in their own view). However, it is in fact a great sin. One of them went about spreading slander. The other did not clean himself properly after urination…” (Bukhari and Muslim)
It is compulsory to do Istibra’ after urinating. Istibra’ is to ensure that the traces of urine has come out completely. Some examples of Istibra’: one should shake, sway or squeeze the penis very gently, coughing, taking few steps, jogging, lying on the left side etc, there is no restrictions in Istibra’, one may do Istibra’ in any way one is used to.
It will not be permissible to begin Wudhu without doing Istibra’.
(Nurul Idhah Pg.27, Hashiat Tahtawi Pg.42, Al Fiqhul Hanafi Wa Adillatuh Vol.1 Pg.38)
Also, if you are certain that you saw or felt some drops of urine then you need only pass water over the affected area until the trace is removed. There is no need to wash the whole garment.
If you are in doubt then you should ignore and discard your doubts. According to Usoolul Fiqh (fundamental principles of Islamic jurisprudence),”Al Yaqeen La Yazulu Bish Shak” (Certainty is not invalidated by doubt). (Al Ashbah Wan Nazair Pg. 60)
This means that you are considered clean until you are certain of the visible traces of urine. A mere feeling of something dropping is not backed up by obvious traces of urine and should be ignored completely.
Remember, Waswasa is from the Shaitan one should treat it with contempt and pay no attention to such thoughts and do not bother. If one gives a little attention to such thoughts, the Shaytan feels honoured. It has achieved its purpose of diverting one’s mind in wrong. One should never give into that. Simply treat such thoughts with contempt and ignore them.
Recite Ta’awudh (A’oodhu Billaah).
Recite La Ilaha IllAllahu Muhammadur Rasulullah.
Rules regarding a Ma’zur:
And Only Allah Ta’ala Knows Best.
Moulana Qamruz Zaman