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Istibra

Question

What is the best and easiest way of istibra to make sure that one is completely relieved of all urine drops?

Please advise on the best methods of istibra. 

Answer

There are different methods that could be adopted in assisting a person in relieving himself from urine drops after urinating. The ideal method differs from person to person. Hereunder are a few methods that the Fuqaha have mentioned. 

1. One should urinate in a crouched sitting position and not while standing.

2. By forcing oneself to cough or by clearing one’s throat. In this way there will be movement in the body which will then ease out the remaining drops.

3. By walking a few steps while placing toilet paper in one’s undergarment; that will absorb the urine drops. The toilet paper should be disposed of before performing Wudhu.

4. Gently place one’s fingers on the area just below the scrotum and stoke that area working all the way up to the tip of the private part. In this way all the remaining urine drops will come out 

By applying the above mentioned methods of Istibra, Insha Allah, the problem would be solved.Note; one should only commence Wudu after feeling assured that no drops of urine will come out.

Checked and Approved By:

Mufti Muhammed Saeed Motara Saheb D.B.

References

واستبراء الرجل “على حسب عادته إما بالمشي أو بالتنحنح أو الاضطجاع” على شقه الأيسر “أو غيره” بنقل أقدام وركض وعصر ذكره برفق لاختلاف عادات الناس فلا يقيد بشيء “ولا يجوز” أي لا يصح “له الشروع في الوضوء حتى يطمئن بزوال رشح البول” لأن ظهور الرشح برأس السبيل مثل تقاطره يمنع صحة الوضوء “

)ص43 – كتاب حاشية الطحطاوي على مراقي الفلاح شرح نور الإيضاح – فصل في الاستنجاء(

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