Fatwa: # 2220
Category: Hajj
Country: United States
Date: 23rd February 2001

Title

Dear Mufti Saheb, If a person has a problem with gas and can't keep from passing gas every 10 minutes, does he have to refresh is wudu while during his performing hajj? (related: Mazur)

Question

To be more specific, this person is an elderly gentelmen, his age is 68. This individual has to do wudu everytime he has to pray due to this condition. Also he can keep his wudu and pray his salat of four rakats soon after he looses his wudu. Now while he is the rush of Hajj does he have to keep refreshing his wudu to perform it, for example while doing tawaf or going from safa to marwa. Basically all through out the journey what are the conditions and what is he permitted or has to do if he is in this condition. Jazakallah hu khairan.

Answer

RULES+RELATING+TO+THE+MA%27ZUR%0D%0A1.+If+someone%27s+nose+begins+to+bleed+in+such+a+way+that+it+doesn%27t+stop%2C+or%0D%0Ahas+a+wound+from+which+blood+flows+continuously%2C+or+is+afflicted+by+the%0D%0Asickness+of+urine+dripping+continuously+-+and+in+all+these+cases+he+does+not%0D%0Ahave+such+a+time+wherein+he+could+offer+his+salaat+with+%28complete%29+purity+-%0D%0Athen+such+a+person+is+called+a+ma%27zur+%28excused%29.+The+rule+in+regard+to+him%0D%0Ais+that+he+should+make+Wudhu+for+the+time+of+every+salaat.+As+long+as+that%0D%0Asalaat+time+remains%2C+his+Wudhu+will+remain.+However%2C+if+apart+from+this%0D%0Asickness%2C+some+other+matter+crops+up+which+causes+Wudhu+to+break%2C+then+his%0D%0AWudhu+will+break+and+he+will+have+to+repeat+it.+An+example+of+this+is%3A+a%0D%0Aperson%27s+nose+began+to+bleed+continuously+and+refused+to+stop.+At+Zuhr+time%0D%0Ahe+made+Wudhu.+So+as+long+as+the+Zuhr+time+remains%2C+his+Wudhu+will+not+break%0D%0Aas+a+result+of+the+bleeding+nose.+However%2C+if+%28in+that+Zuhr+time%29+the+person%0D%0Awent+to+the+toilet%2C+or+pricked+himself+with+a+needle+and+blood+flowed%2C+then%0D%0AWudhu+will+break+and+will+have+to+be+repeated.+When+this+time+passes%2C+and%0D%0Athe+next+salaat+time+comes%2C+then+another+Wudhu+will+have+to+be+made+%28for%0D%0Athis+second+salaat+time%29.+In+like+manner%2C+Wudhu+should+be+made+for+every%0D%0Asalaat+time.+With+this+Wudhu%2C+one+can+read+any+number+and+any+type+of%0D%0Asalaat+-+irrespective+of+Fard+or+nafl+salaat.%0D%0A%0D%0A2.+If+Wudhu+was+made+at+Fajr+time%2C+then+after+sunrise%2C+salaat+cannot+be+read%0D%0Awith+that+Wudhu.+A+fresh+avdu+will+have+to+be+made.+If+Wudhu+was+made+after%0D%0Asunrise%2C+then+it+would+be+permissible+to+read+Zuhr+with+that+Wudhu+and%0D%0Athere%27s+no+need+to+make+a+fresh+Wudhu+for+Zuhr.+When+Asr+time+enters%2C+then%0D%0Aonly+will+it+be+necessary+to+make+a+fresh+Wudhu.+However%2C+if+Wudhu+breaks%0D%0Afor+some+other+reason+%28eg.+urinating+or+passing+stool%29%2C+then+fresh+Wudhu%0D%0Awill+have+to+be+made+%28as+mentioned+above%29.%0D%0A%0D%0A3.+A+person+had+a+wound+which+bled+continuously.+So+he+made+Wudhu.%0D%0AThereafter%2C+another+wound+emerged+and+began+to+bleed.+The+Wudhu+will+break%0D%0Aand+will+have+to+be+made+again.%0D%0A%0D%0A4.+A+person+will+only+be+classified+as+a+ma%27zur+and+this+ruling+will+only%0D%0Aapply+to+him+when+one+complete+time+passes+wherein+the+blood+flows%0D%0Acontinuously%2C+and+he+is+unable+to+read+the+salaat+of+that+time+in+complete%0D%0Apurity.+If+such+a+time+is+found+wherein+salaat+could+be+offered+with%0D%0Acomplete+purity%2C+then+he+won%27t+be+classified+as+a+Ma%27zur.+Whatever+rules%0D%0Athat+have+just+been+mentioned%2C+will+not+apply+to+him.+However%2C+if+one%0D%0Acomplete+time+passed%2C+wherein+he+did+not+get+the+opportunity+to+offer+salaat%0D%0Ain+total+purity%2C+then+he+will+be+classified+as+a+ma%27zur.+Now%2C+the+same+rules%0D%0Aapply+to+him%2C+i.e.+make+a+fresh+Wudhu+for+every+salaat+time.+When+the+next%0D%0Asalaat+time+comes%2C+then+it+is+not+a+pre-requisite+that+blood+should+flow+at%0D%0Athe+time.+In+fact%2C+if+in+that+entire+period%2C+blood+only+flows+once%2C+and%0D%0Astops+flowing+for+the+rest+of+the+time+-+then+too+the+person+will+be%0D%0Aclassified+as+a+Ma%27zur.+However%2C+if+after+this%2C+an+entire+time+passes+in%0D%0Awhich+no+blood+flowed+at+all%2C+then+the+person+will+not+remain+in+Ma%27zur.+Now%0D%0Athe+ruling+will+be+that+each+time+blood+flows%2C+Wudhu+will+break.%0D%0A%0D%0A5.+Dhuhr+time+had+already+entered+and+only+after+that+the+blood+of+the+wound%0D%0Abegan+to+flow.+So+he+should+wait+till+the+end+of+the+time.+If+it+stops%2C+well%0D%0Aand+good.+And+if+it+doesn%27t+stop%2C+then+he+should+make+Wudhu+and+offer+his%0D%0Asalaat.+Now%2C+if+it+continued+flowing+during+the+entire+time+of+Asr+and+to%0D%0Athe+extent+that+he+could+not+perform+his+Asr+salaat%2C+then+when+the+Asr+time%0D%0Apasses%2C+he+will+be+classified+as+a+Ma%27zur.+If+the+blood+stops+flowing+in+the%0D%0Avery+time+of+Asr%2C+then+he+won%27t+be+regarded+as+a+ma%27zur+and+whatever+salaats%0D%0Ahe+may+have+read+in+this+time+will+not+be+proper+and+will+have+to+be%0D%0Arepeated.%0D%0A%0D%0A6.+On+account+of+urinating+or+passing+stool%2C+a+ma%27zur+made+Wudhu.+At+the%0D%0Atime+of+making+Wudhu%2C+the+bleeding+had+stopped.+After+completing+Wudhu%2C+the%0D%0Ablood+started+to+flow+again.+By+the+flowing+of+this+blood%2C+Wudhu+will+break.%0D%0AHowever%2C+that+Wudhu+which+was+made+on+account+of+the+bleeding+of+the+nose%2C%0D%0Aetc.%3B+that+particular+Wudhu+will+not+break+on+account+of+bleeding+of+the%0D%0Anose.%0D%0A%0D%0A7.+If+this+blood+falls+on+the+clothing%2C+etc.+then+check%3A+if+it+will+fall%0D%0Aagain+before+he+can+complete+his+salaat%2C+then+it+won%27t+be+wajib+to+wash+it%0D%0Aoff.+But+if+he+knows+that+it+won%27t+fall+again+so+quickly+and+that+salaat%0D%0Acould+be+performed+in+purity%2C+then+it+will+be+wajib+to+wash+it+off.+If+the%0D%0Aextent+of+the+blood+is+more+than+the+size+of+a+fifty+cents+coin+then+salaat%0D%0Awill+not+be+complete+without+washing+it+off.%0D%0A

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