[Q 141] Prayer Rulings for Continuous Urine Leakage


I am using a nyphrostamy catheter because of the aftereffects of chemotherapy when I had lymphoma cancer, and the issue is that I continuously leak urine into that bag. The reason my body leaks urine is that the passageway that connects the kidney with the bladder is not functioning any more.

I have to wear this catheter day and night due to urine continuously leaking into it.

My question is, what should I do when it comes to reading my five daily prayers?

I also want to pray in the masjid with the congregation. Am I allowed to enter the mosque with this bag attached to me?

Do I have to pray with the congregation in the masjid because I live close to the masjid?

I have been told not to come to the mosque because if I pray with the public, then the prayers of the people around me will be invalid. Is this correct?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الجواب بعون الملك الوهاب اللهم هداية الحق والصواب


If the patient has urine drops continuously to the extent that he does not get enough time to perform ablution and offer the obligatory prayer, and the entire time from start to end of the prayer passes in this state, then such a person is a Shar’i Mazoor. Now he should offer the prayer in this state, the drops will not invalidate his ablution. However, other things (i.e. breaking wind etc.) and the end of the time of that prayer will invalidate his ablution. Now for the next prayer, he should perform ablution again and offer the prayer, and once it is established that he is a Mazoor, if even one drop is discharged during the times of the remaining prayers, then he will remain excused (Mazoor) and will be able to offer the prayer in this state.

It is forbidden to enter the mosque with impurity, even if it does not contaminate the mosque, or to enter the mosque with impurity on one’s body. Similarly, one who has any foul-smelling disease is also forbidden to enter the mosque. Rather, it is necessary to protect the mosque from every disgusting thing.

Therefore, in case of Nyphrostamy Catheter being attached to the body, it will not be permissible to go to the mosque even if it is near, and it will not be necessary (Wajib) to offer prayers in congregation as this is also a valid excuse.

And this issue is not correct that if such a patient offers prayers in congregation, then the prayers of those with him will not be valid. Whoever has stated this should correct himself.

Answered by: Mubashir Attari (AskMufti Scholar)

Verified by: Mufti Sajid Attari

Translated by: Shaheer Attari

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