I often doubt that I have dropped urine and these doubts have been haunting me for few months please guide me how to ascertain that I have dropped urine because at times when such doubt crops up, my underpants is already wet due to water used for washing after urination. Is there a certain smell that comes out if someone has dropped urine? Or is there any feeling that one experiences? At times such a doubt crops up when I sneeze, cough or pass wind.
Please help me how to get rid of these doubts they are really killing me. I have started feeling mad now.
For your questions, I believe that a general physician or a doctor that specifically deals with urology would be in a better position to answer them.
Nevertheless, you need not drive yourself crazy with the stated situation. Our religion isn’t out to develop an obsessive-compulsive personality within us; rather, it just requires us to approach our Lord in a state of purity. I suggest that you get a handle of the situation and not let it get a hold over you. After you have finished relieving yourself you can clean and wash thoroughly with water. If the water happens to get on your underwear so be it. If the wet clothing feels like you may have dripped urine then ignore it because you couldn’t possibly know the difference anyway. Unless you are absolutely sure that you have emitted urine, you may not bother to wash yourself. Don’t let the whole circumstance disrupt your life. Placing too much emphasis on something you’re not sure of will do exactly what you’ve described. These things begin to develop rituals all on their own so if we don’t stop them by either ignoring them or taking the appropriate measures to alleviate ourselves from them, they will haunt us. After you learn what the situation is you will, insha’Allah, begin to develop an awareness and keen sense of how to rid yourself of such problems1.
I hope I have clarified the issue.
God knows best.
- Edited by Moiz Amjad [↩]