Female secretions during prayer
Fatwa No: 84268

  • Fatwa Date:3-6-2002 - Rabee' Al-Awwal 23, 1423
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Question

I am a 20 years-old girl who wants to ask you about the Salat .In fact I have a serious problem: I have vaginal and urinary secretions even when I am in Sujuod or throughout the Salat. Is my Salat true?

Answer

Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the World; and may His blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all his Family and Companions.

We pray Allah to grant good health and cure from the problem to the questioner sister. We remind you of a basic rule in Islamic Shari'a that reads: "The hardship brings easiness". The basis for this rule is the Saying of Allah: {… Allah intends for you ease, and He does not want to make things difficult for you. …} [2:185]. And He also Says: {…, and has not laid upon you in religion any hardship. …} [22:78].
The condition you mentioned, if continuous is called 'incontinence of urine' in Islamic jurisprudence. It has special rulings pertaining to the matters of purity and prayer.
To clean yourself, you must remove the impurity before every prayer, use an absorbent to protect the vagina from impurity and then make ablution for every prayer, the same as the woman who has prolonged bleeding. The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) instructed Hamnah Bint Jahash (Radiya Allahu Anhu) as reported in four books of Sunan and Imam Tirmizi considered it Sahih.
Allah knows best.

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