Prayer of a Person Carrying a Bottle Containing Urine with Tightened Cap
Fatwa No: 455806


If a person is in hospital with his relative who is ill,the person has to carry a bottle of urine of his relative for some urinary test to be done. The bottle is totally sealed,no urine comes out from it,no smell too,it is totally isolated. He carried the bottle in his pocket and made ablution and prayed in congregation,after that he went to hospital and gave them the urine bottle for anything wrong with that? I mean the issue of impurity,bt as it was totally sealed


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

The prayer of the man in reference is invalid, even if the cap on the urine bottle was tightened securely because he had knowingly performed the prayer while carrying a ritual impurity. He could have taken it out of his pocket during the prayer and returned it afterward. Therefore, he had no valid excuse to carry it during the prayer.

Hashiyat Ibn ‘Abideen, a book in the Hanafi school of Fiqh, reads: “If a person carries a bottle containing urine with a tightened cap, his prayer is invalid.” [End of quote]

An-Nawawi  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him said in Rawdhat At-Talibeen: “If a person carries a bottle capped with lead or the like and contains a ritual impurity, his prayer is invalid according to the correct scholarly opinion.” [End of quote]

The Hanbali scholar Al-Mirdawi  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him wrote the same thing in Al-Insaf: “If he carries a bottle containing a ritual impurity or a baked brick whose inside part is ritually impure, his prayer is invalid.”.” [End of quote]

Allah knows best.

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