How Should Someone With a Colostomy Bag Make Ablution and Pray?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: How should someone with a colostomy bag attached to their body make ablution, maintain ablution and offer prayer? My patient is a stage four bowel cancer patient. It is not possible for him to remove the bag in order to pray without it. Answer: assalamu `alaykum The answer to […]

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 […]

How Can I Pray When Unable to Stop the Bleeding of My Finger?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamu aleykum, I was washing and accidentally cut my finger and got a rift. It was bleeding and I tried to wash it and stop the bleeding with a tissue. It got stopped a little but when I tried to wash the blood from the cut and the area […]

As a Hanafi Can I Have Recourse to Some Maliki Dispensations?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, 1. I have a gastrointestinal disease that causes me problems in the evening during Isha time and through Fajr. The problem during these times is very bad and I cannot perform prayer without making wudu multiple times. Since the problem does not occur […]

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 […]

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 Passing of Small Amounts of Gas

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: My question is regarding the chronic passing of very small amounts of gas – making it difficult to keep wudu during salah, or reciting Quran. I may be able to quickly complete fard (albiet, with great anxiety and worry that my wudu will break any second), – but during […]

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 […]

Urine Leakage, Chronic Gas, and Misgivings

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question:  For a while now I have had a problem with urine leakage after going to the bathroom. Usually, this only happens after urinating and the only position that it really leaks out in is while in Sujud.  If I use the washroom right beforehand, this problem makes praying in […]