Stains of Filth and Prayer.

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Assalam alaykum

For some odd reasons the urge for me to pass gas usually arrives only during prayer time which makes it quite difficult to pray for me during the day. The gas stains my pants a bit. Can I pray with the stains?

Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah,

Normally, it is disliked (makruh) to pray with some kind of filth on your person or clothing. In cases of difficulty, such as when you’re outside the home and unable to readily purify yourself, it would be excusable.

Consider consulting a medical professional to see if there is anything tht you can do to ease your condition, and continue to ask Allah Most High to facilitate your worship for you without hardship.

(Shurunbulali, Maraqi al-Falah)

Please also see this answer and this one.

And Allah Most High knows best.

[Ustadh] Tabraze Azam

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Tabraze Azam holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Leicester, where he also served as the President of the Islamic Society. He memorised the entire Qur’an in his hometown of Ipswich at the tender age of sixteen, and has since studied the Islamic Sciences in traditional settings in the UK, Jordan and Turkey. He is currently pursuing advanced studies in Jordan, where he is presently based with his family.