As a Hanafi Can I Follow a Maliki Position That Would Make Things Easier for Me?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I have been excused regarding purity (with respect to urine drops) for several years. I contacted Maliki scholars and asked them if it was permissible for me to pray Zuhr and Asr with the same wudu, and then Maghrib and Isha with the same wudu. They said […]

How Should I Deal With Chronic Gas Problems in Prayer?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamu ‘alaykum, I am dealing with continuous passing of wind issues. I know that I must pray while sitting. But what if I stand and pray with the assumption that I may not pass wind up to the end of the prayer, but nonetheless break my wudu during the […]

A Reader on Ritual Purity, Urine Leakage and Misgivings

‘Verily this religion is ease, and none make this religion difficult except that it overwhelms them.’ [Bukhari] Drops of urine during prayer: simply misgivings? Key Principles Relating to Certainty, Doubt, and Baseless Misgivings (waswasa) Checking Clothing for Drops of Urine Praying in Clothes Affected by Urine Dripping Problem Urine Leakage, Chronic Gas, and Misgivings How […]

Flatulence Problem and Praying in Congregation

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: I have a flatulence problem but the problem is not bad enough to establish a chronic excuse so i would like your advice in what i should do in certain cicumstances. [1] If i feel the urge to release wind during jamat i leave the jamat and i feel […]

Can I Pray While Blood is Flowing from a Wound?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: I recently had a back operation. Some blood still flows from the operation. I noticed some blood from the operation flowing while I was praying.  Am I allowed to pray with blood flowing as a result of an operation?  Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray […]

When Do I Make Wudu When I Have a Chronic Excuse?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: I am a person who has a problem of constant breakdown of wudu. So, due to this reason I perform the wudu once when the time of prayer begins and pray as much as I want till the end of prayer time. At the time when my wudu breaks […]

Chronic Gas Problems

Answered by Ustadh Tabarze Azam Question: I have chronic stomach problem which means I usually pass gas in salah. Some foods have a greater effect on me – but even when I fast and am not eating, I still pass gas. a) When I eat something I know would effect my stomach, does that invalidate […]

Waiting to Establish a Chronic Excuse

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: If one is reasonable sure that when one begins to bleed at the time of fajr, does one need to wait till the end of dhur to establish if one has a chronic excuse or not? Or can one pray dhur at any point of dhur time without waiting […]

How Do Pray With Chronic Nosebleeds?

Answered by Ustadha Shaista Maqbool Question: I was performing wudu for isha prayers when my nose started bleeding heavily, so I stopped and waited until it stopped bleeding. Please tell me what one should do in a situation like this. My nose often bleeds due to allergy and the doctor told me to lie down […]

Chronic Excuse: Can I Combine Prayers with a Single Ablution?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: In the state of ‘da iman fil hadath’ due to excessive gas in stomach and unable to maintain wudhu for more than a few minutes, I have been instructed that one wudu in the time period is valid for the fard prayer of that period and any sunna […]