Urine standing position.

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Dear Brother Burhan,

Assalamalaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu.


I have seen so many Muslim brothers, some regularly perform 5 times namaz with Jama – but when they do pee (urination) they do it in standing position. What I heard is that doing urine by standing position is not permissible in Islam. Appreciate if you could response in the light of Islam and shariah.

Jazakallah Khair.


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Urine standing position

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Under usual circumstances, it is the preferred Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws) that he (saws) would always urinate in a sitting position; but on some occasions, especially if there was fear that some impurity would touch him if he (saws) urinated in a sitting position, it is reported that he (saws) urinated in a standing position.  Thus, although it is highly recommended and desirable to always urinate in a sitting position; if one fears impurity at a public toilet, etc., there is no harm if one urinates while standing.


Hadrat Hudhaifah (r.a.) relates that the Messenger of Allah (saws), went to a public garbage dump and urinated while standing.    Hadrat Hudhaifah (r.a.) went away, and the Prophet (saws) then called him over. The Prophet (saws) made ablution, and wiped over his shoes. 

Related by Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawood, and Tirmidhi.


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