How to Perform ’Umra in Case of Failing to Maintain Wudu?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat


If a person can’t keep his wudu, not even for a moment, then how can he perform ‘Umra?


You can still perform an ‘umra easily and efficiently. The only thing in an ‘umra which requires wudu is the tawaf. If you have difficulty keeping your wudu the rulings of chronic excuses will probably apply to you. [Maydani, al Lubab]

Please check for detailed information on what to do.
Search From Over 20,000 Questions Answered By Reliable Scholars

Turn to Allah and Seek a Cure

Your issue is something many people have. Rest assured, all chronic excuses have a cure. Turn to Allah Most High and ask for a way out from it. Tell Him you seek to be able to worship Him better and more efficiently.

Allah Most High has promised a response, “Your Lord proclaimed, ‘Call on Me, I will surely respond.’” [Quran, 40:60] Keep asking, and Allah will either give you what you ask, or avert some commensurate harm from you, or save it as a reward for the Akhira. In all cases, you benefit.

May Allah grant you the best of both worlds.

[Shaykh] Abdul-Rahim Reasat
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat began his studies in Arabic Grammar and Morphology in 2005. After graduating with a degree in English and History he moved to Damascus in 2007 where, for 18 months, he studied with many erudite scholars. In late 2008 he moved to Amman, Jordan, where he continued his studies for the next six years in Sacred Law (fiqh), legal theory (Usul al-fiqh), theology, hadith methodology, hadith commentary, and Logic. He was also given licenses of mastery in the science of Quranic recital and he was able to study an extensive curriculum of Quranic sciences, tafsir, Arabic grammar, and Arabic eloquence.