Importance and Conditions of Prayer 7item A catheter is put for some patients in hospitals to gather urine. When the catheter is in place the urine comes out of patient’s body unintentionally, whether the patient is asleep, awake, or is performing prayers. In light of this, please answer the following question: Is it obligatory for him to repeat the prayer later, or does the prayer performed in such conditions suffices? In your esteemed opinion, what are the instances for changing the intention, i.e. to change one’s prayer, during obligatory prayer? If the mouth or the nose keeps bleeding from when the time of an obligatory prayer begins until it is about to end, what will be the prayer rule? What is the rule concerning a person who intentionally refrains from performing prayers or someone who belittles prayer? Should the body stand still completely while reciting the mustaḥabb dhikrs of prayers? Which one of the following should be done by a person who wants to perform the Friday and the noon prayers together on Friday: i. Perform each of them for the sake of nearness to Allah without intending that they are obligatory? ii. Or to offer one of them both for the sake of nearness to Allah and that it is obligatory and the second only for the sake of nearness. iii. Or perform the both for the sake of nearness to Allah and that they are obligatory as well? Is performing prayer obligatory for a person who lacks the means of wuḍū’ and tayammum, viz. water and any thing with which doing tayammum is correct?