Can we remain ritually pure after using the western style commodes? Can we use them and still say our prayers and do ablutions etc? This I ask because in using them our body comes in direct contact with these commodes. My second question is also related one and that is pertaining to use of urinals. They are again very convenient to use and at times at many places like hotels and airports, we often find only them. Obviously one is standing while urinating but astonishingly I have noticed that one remains quite clear of any urinary drop whatsoever while using them. So can we use them and still say our prayers...because traditionally as far as I know, standing while urinating is quite prohibited.