Urinating in the bathtub while washing
Fatwa No: 223003


I remember urinating in the bath tub I then washed myself. I think the water was running so all the urine would have gone down the drain even if I did not left the water running I think I still opened the water. I think this would have washed my feet which I think I washed afterwards anyway. I don't think I saw any traces of urine left and don't think I ever have seen any left traces of urine so may I believe that the place is not impure like I have been?


All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

It appears from the question that the impurity of urine was removed either by the water running from the tap or by water flowing over it when you washed yourself. You also mentioned that you washed your feet presuming that they came into direct contact with urine. So, you believed that you purified this impurity and this is enough, as it is not a condition to be certain about this; rather, it is enough to think that the impurity was most likely purified.

Ibn Qaasim said in his book, Haashiyat Ar-Rawdh Al-Murbi’:When removing impurity, it is enough to have dominant belief of its removal; this is decisively asserted by a group of scholars.

Finally, we advise the questioner to avoid obsessive whispers, for they are extremely dangerous; and the best treatment for them is to ignore them. For more benefit, please refer to Fataawa 206935 and 209290.

Allaah Knows best.

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