Fatwa: # 42184
Category: Hadith
Date: 29th March 2019


Hadeeth about urinating in the Masjid


Assalamu alykkum wrwb, I would like to know the authenticity of the hadith mentioned by a person (not an alim) in his speech.

I heard a hadith from this person that once our beloved prophet Muhammad (pbuh) had a guest in his house and the guest intentionally urinated. Our prophet was very tolerant and cleaned the najasat himself. Is this true that our prophet cleaned the najasat of a guest in his house


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

The person was probably referring to the following Hadeeth:

عَنْ يَحْيَى بْنِ سَعِيدٍ، قَالَ: سَمِعْتُ أَنَسَ بْنَ مَالِكٍ قَالَ: جَاءَ أَعْرَابِيٌّ فَبَالَ فِي طَائِفَةِ المَسْجِدِ، فَزَجَرَهُ النَّاسُ، فَنَهَاهُمُ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَلَمَّا قَضَى بَوْلَهُ أَمَرَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ بِذَنُوبٍ مِنْ مَاءٍ فَأُهْرِيقَ عَلَيْهِ

Translation: A Bedouin came and passed urine in one corner of the mosque. The people rebuked him but Nabi () stopped them until he finished urinating. Nabi () ordered them to spill a bucket of water over that place and they did so.

(Saheeh Al-Bukhari, Kitaab Al-Wudhu)

(1) The Bedouin urinated in the Masjid, and not in the house.

(2) Nabi (ﷺ) ordered the Sahabah to rinse the place.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Muhammad I.V Patel

Student Darul Iftaa
Lusaka, Zambia

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

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