Fatwa: # 18367
Category: Hajj
Country: South Africa
Date: 11th November 2009

Title

InshaAllah I am going for Hajj this year with my husband. I need to know a few things before i leave. please help me....

Question

InshaAllah I am going for Hajj this year with my husband. I need to know a few things before i leave. please help me.

1)I have problem of discharge coming out every now and then. Its like I'll make ablution and come for prayer my wudu breaks...sometimes even before starting prayer...other times right in the middle of prayer....how can i perform tawaaf in this case....as i hear it takes quite longer to perform tawaaf 7 times due to crowd. this is a really big issue for me...i just want my hajj to be perfect. 

2)Pleaser tell me the way of praying friday prayers...as a woman i hardly ever had a chance to attend one. i pray zuhur instead. Can we perform no prayer during khutba....do we need to listen to khutba even when its not in a language we understand....??? 

3)I had a friend. we were room mates for 4 years...at the end of our degree course (after 4 years) we learned that she was qaadiani. it was really a big shock. i have never contacted her ever since then. Now before going for hajj, do i need to ask her for forgiveness as well...???? i mean, we lived together for years...i might have hurt her a few times....but should i seek forgiveness from a qaadiani girl??? or no???

4) Can we use tissue paper to wipe our nose while in the state of ihraam??? i mean i tend to cry a lot while praying and as a result my nose becomes too watery...how can i wipe it while in ihraam??

5) Please pray for me to perform hajj in the way our beloved Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallim told us....and that if i come back, i don't get busy with the same nonsense again. 

Answer

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful


Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

1) If putting something such as a cotton cloth, cotton wool, paper tissue, tampon etc. inside the private part will prevent the discharge from exiting the private part, then you should do so as it will prevent your wudu from breaking. Wudu will only break if the discharge exits the vagina or reaches the edge of the vagina. The vagina is the inner, round part of the female genital, as opposed to the outer, elongated part (the labia).

في نور الإيضاح: ينقض الوضوء اثتا عشر شيئا: ما خرج من السبيلين إلا ريح القبل في الأصح الخ ؛ وفي الشرح: كالبول والغائط والدودة والحصاة والمني والمذي والودي والحيض والاستحاضة والنفاس الخ ( إمداد الفتاح: ص 84 ط الغوثاني )

قال ابن عابدين رحمه الله في شرح رسالة العلامة البركوي رحمه الله المسماة "ذخر المتأهلين والنساء في تعريف الأطهار والدماء" : ( أما الأول [ أي ابتداء ثبوت الدماء الثلاثة ] فعند ظهور الدم بأن خرج من الفرج الداخل ) أي إلى الفرج الخارج والأول هو المدور بمنزلة الدبر أو الإحليل والثاني هو الطويل بمنزلة الإليتين أو القلفة ( أو ) لم ينفصل عن الفرج الداخل بل ( حاذى ) أي ساوى ( حرفه ) والدم في هذا الحكم ( كالبول والغائط فكل ما ظهر من الإحليل ) ... ( والدبر ) ... ( بأن ساوى الحرف ) من أحد هذه المخارج ( ينتقض به الوضوء ) سواء كان دما أو بولا أو غائطا ( مطلقا ) أي قليلا كان أو كثيرا الخ ...[ و بعد أسطر ] ... ( فإن أحس ) بصيغة المجهول ولم يقل أحست ليدخل فيه حدث الرجال والنساء ( ابتداء بنزوله ) أي الدم ونحوه كالبول ( ولم يظهر ) إلى حرف المخرج ( أو منع ) بصيغة المجهول أيضا معطوف على لم يظهر ( منه ) أي من ظهوره ( بالشد ) على ظاهر المخرج بنحو خرقة (أو الاحتشاء ) في باطنه بنحو قطنة ( فليس له حكم ) أي لا ينتقض به الوضوء ( رسائل ابن عابدين: ج 1 ص 80 )

If putting something inside the vagina will not stop the discharge from exiting it then the following will apply:

You should see whether you qualify as a ‘ma’zoor’ (excused) or not. You will qualify as a ma’zoor when the following condition is met: A complete time of salaat elapses in such a way that your discharge does not stop for long enough for you to be able to perform the salaat in complete purity. If such a time is found wherein salaat could be offered with complete purity, you will not be classified as a ma’zoor and the rules of a ma’zoor will not apply to you. Example of a complete time is from the start of Zuhr to the start of Asr. It would be wise to do this test during a salaat time that is of the shortest duration, so that there will be more chances of you qualifying as a ma’zoor.

( ومما يتصل بذلك أحكام المعذور ) شرط ثبوت العذر ابتداء أن يستوعب استمراره وقت الصلاة كاملا وهو الأظهر كالانقطاع لا يثبت ما لم يستوعب الوقت كله ( الفتاوى الهندية: ج 1 ص 45 ط دار الكتب العلمية )

(إن استوعب عذره تمام وقت صلاة مفروضة) بأن لا يجد في جميع وقتها زمنا يتوضأ ويصلي فيه خاليا عن الحدث ( الدر المختار: ج 1 ص 554 ط دار المعرفة )

If you do not qualify as a ‘ma’zoor’, then your wudu will break every time you have a discharge. Wudu is a requirement for Tawaaf. Therefore, if your wudu breaks during Tawaaf, you will have to renew your wudu and start the Tawaaf again. However, if you have already done four or more rounds, then you need not start again; instead, continue from where you left off. As for Sa’ee (going from Safa to Marwa seven times) and Wuqoof Arafah (standing in the plain of Arafah), wudu is not a requirement.

(Aap Ke Masaail vol. 4 pg. 108 Maktabah Ludhyanawi)

If you do qualify as a ‘ma’zoor’ in the Shariah, then the rules of a ma’zoor will apply. Some of the rules are:

After you make wudu from a discharge, a subsequent discharge will not break your wudu; instead, your wudu will break as soon as the time expires for the current Fardh (compulsory) salaat. For example, if you had a discharge and made wudu during Zuhr time, your wudu will not break because of discharge until Zuhr time expires.  However, other things that break the wudu, such as urination, will break your wudu too. If you do not have a discharge and you make wudu because of something else, such as urination, then if you have a discharge after that, your wudu will break -- because the wudu you made was for other than discharge. In other words, your wudu will not break because of discharge (until the expiry of the current salaat time) only if the wudu you made was because of discharge, and not because of something else. If you made wudu and you did not have a discharge during wudu or after wudu, and neither did anything else that breaks wudu take place, then your wudu will not break with the expiry of salaat time.

 ( و إنما قلنا من ذلك الحدث إذ لو توضأ من آخر ) كبول وعذره منقطع ( فسال من عذره نقض وضوءه وإن لم يخرج الوقت ) لأن الوضوء لم يقع لذلك العذر حتى لا ينتقض به بل وقع لغيره وإنما لا ينقطع به ما وقع له كذا في شرح منية المصلي ونحوه في التاترخانية وغيرها وبه علم أن قولهم أن السيلان لا ينقض وضوء المعذور بل لا بد معه من خروج الوقت مختص بما إذا كان وضوءه من عذره لا من حدث آخر ( وإن لم يسل ) عذره بعد وضوءه من غيره ( لا ينقض ) وضوءه ( وإن خرج الوقت ) لأنه طهارة كاملة لم يعرض ما ينافيها ( وإنما قلنا بتجدده إذ لو توضأ من عذره فعرض حدث آخر ينتقض وضوءه في الحال ) لأن هذا حدث جديد لم يكن موجودا وقت الطهارة فكان هو والبول والغائط سواء بدائع ( وإن ) توضأ من عذره و ( لم يعرض ) حدث آخر ( ولم يسل من عذره ) عند الوضوء ولا بعده ( لا ينقض بخروج الوقت ) لأنه طهارة كاملة قال في البحر ثم إنما يبطل بخروجه إذا توضأ على السيلان أو وجد السيلان بعد الوضوء أما إذا كان على الانقطاع ودام إلى خروج الوقت فلا يبطل بالخروج ما لم يحدث حدث آخر أو يسل انتهى ( رسائل ابن عابدين: ج 1 ص 117 )

Also important is that once you are classified as a ma’zoor, you will continue to be classified as a ma’zoor as long as you have a discharge at least once during every salaat time. If an entire time passes in which you have no discharge, you will not remain a ma’zoor. Now the ruling will be that each time you have a discharge, your wudu will break.

وشرط بقائه أن لا يمضي عليه وقت فرض إلا والحدث الذي ابتلي به يوجد فيه هكذا في التبيين ( الفتاوى الهندية: ج 1 ص 45 ط دار الكتب العلمية )

(وفي) حق (البقاء كفي وجوده في جزء من الوقت) ولو مرة ( الدر المختار: ج 1 ص 554 ط دار المعرفة )

2) Juma prayer consists of two rak’ats. This is offered in a congregation led by the Imam. There are four rak’ats of Sunnah Mu’akkaadah before Juma and four rak’ats of Sunnah Mu’akkadah after Juma followed by two rak’ats of Sunnah Ghair Mu’akkadah, to be offered individually. The Imam gives khutbah (sermon) before Jum’a prayer. It is prohibited to do anything other than listening to the khutbah during this time.

3) It is not permissible to have any sort of relationship or dealings with a Qadyani. It is not even permissible to go to the house of a Qadyani.

(Aap Ke Masaail vol. 1 pg. 83 Maktabah Ludhyanawi; Ahsanul Fataawa vol. 6 pg. 388 Saeed)

However, if you have committed some wrong against this person in reference, do seek her forgiveness whenever you get a chance, preferably through email or phone. And abstain from befriending a Qadyani in the future.

4) In the state of Ihraam you cannot wipe your nose with a tissue or a cloth. However, if there is a need, you may clean your nose with your hand.

ولا بأس أن يضع يده على أنفه دون ثوب ( فتح القدير: ج 3 ص 28 ط دار الكتب العلمية )

5) We pray that Allah accepts your Hajj and your pious intentions.

And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best

Wassalaamu `alaykum

Ml. Faizal Riza

Correspondence Iftaa Student, Australia

 

Checked and Approved by:

 

Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Iftaa

DISCLAIMER - AskImam.org questions
AskImam.org answers issues pertaining to Shar'ah. Thereafter, these questions and answers are placed for public view on www.askimam.org for educational purposes. However, many of these answers are unique to a particular scenario and cannot be taken as a basis to establish a ruling in another situation or another environment. Askimam.org bears no responsibility with regards to these questions being used out of their intended context.
  • The Shar's ruling herein given is based specifically on the question posed and should be read in conjunction with the question.
  • AskImam.org bears no responsibility to any party who may or may not act on this answer and is being hereby exempted from loss or damage howsoever caused.
  • This answer may not be used as evidence in any Court of Law without prior written consent of AskImam.org.
  • Any or all links provided in our emails, answers and articles are restricted to the specific material being cited. Such referencing should not be taken as an endorsement of other contents of that website.
The Messenger of Allah said, "When Allah wishes good for someone, He bestows upon him the understanding of Deen."
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]