Combining Prayers for Those Suffering from Urine Incontinence: Permissible?

Combining Prayers for Those Suffering from Urine Incontinence: Permissible?


Could one offer prayer without taharah (purification)? What is the ruling of making Salah for one who suffers from urine incontinence? 


In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright.

Taharah (purification) is a prerequisite for the validity of prayer. It was narrated that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Allah does not accept the prayer of any of you if he breaks his wudu, unless he does wudu again.” (Agreed Upon)

In another haidth, `Abdullah ibn `Umar said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) say: “No prayer is accepted without purification.” (Muslim) 

Those who have a valid excuse, such as those suffering from irregular vaginal bleeding, or urinary incontinence, or continual discharge of prostatic fluid, or a wound which will not stop bleeding etc. The one who is unable to maintain his state of purity for the length of a prayer should make wuḍu (ablution)’ and then pray and he is not affected by anything which may exit from him during the prayer, and indeed his wuḍu is not invalidated by that according to the consensus of the scholars – in actual fact the most being upon him is to make wuḍu for every prayer.

Allah Almighty says, “Allah does not burden a soul more than it can bear.” (Al-Baqarah: 286)

It is permissible according to the majority of the scholars to combine between two prayers for a valid reason, to the extent that it is permissible to combine for the sick person, the one suffering from istiḥaḍah (irregular bleeding) and others with similar excuses as per the most obvious and correct position from the scholars.

For more information, watch this interesting talk with Dr. Muhammad Salah. 


Source: Huda Youtube Channel. 

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