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What are the rules of taharat.


Asalam-o-Alikum, I am facing a problem related to urine drops comming from penis after urinating or anytime. But when I observed it closely it is a colorless and odorless fluid comming from urinating area (penis). So my question is in light of Islam what is the rules of taharat for me . How I perform ablution and say my prayers with this problem. Please reply me at earliest . Thank you in advance.


Wa Alaykumussalam

I would recommend you perform Istibra to overcome this problem. Perform Istibra after urinating and if the liquid comes after performing Istibra and you doubt whether the liquid is urine or not, it will be considered Paak but if you haven’t performed Istibra and the liquid comes which you doubt to be urine, it will be ruled as urine and najis. So whenever you urinate, do Istibra and it will make your life easier. Once you have done Istibra you can do Wudhu and pray and if the liquid still comes out and you doubt whether it is urine or something else, consider it Paak as you had performed Istibra and you can pray with it.

According to Ayatullah al-Udhma Sayyid Ali Sistany:

Question: Why should we do Istibra and how is it done?

Answer: Istibrāʾ is a recommended (mustaabb) act performed by men after urinating in order to be confident that no urine is left in the urethra, and its not compulsory to perform. It is performed by the following way: after urinating, the anus is first purified if it has become impure; then, the middle finger of the left hand is slid three times from the anus up to the scrotum; then, the thumb is placed on the penis and the forefinger is placed under the penis, and the thumb and forefinger are pulled three times along the penis up to the point of circumcision; finally, the end of the penis is pressed three times.

Ruling 70. The fluid that sometimes comes out of the penis as a result of sexual arousal, called ‘madhī’, is pure. And the fluid that sometimes comes out after the ejaculation of semen, called ‘wadhī’, is also pure. As for fluid that sometimes comes out after urinating and which is called ‘wadī’, if it has not come into contact with urine, it is pure. Furthermore, in the event that a person performs istibrāʾ after urinating and then fluid comes out and he doubts whether it is urine or one of these three fluids, it is pure.

May Allah(swt) grant you success


Syed Haider