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Can you tell me that is it forbidden in islam to urinate while standing.

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 Aoa , I am very confused about this matter and I thought I should ask you. Can you tell me that is it forbidden in islam to urinate while standing. I will highly appreciate if you could answer as quickly as possible. 


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Urinate standing or sitting

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Under usual circumstances, it is the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws) that he would always urinate in a sitting position; but on some occasions, especially if there was fear that some impurity would touch him if he 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.


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

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


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