Q: If you’re a mazoor and the urine traces never stop, when are you supposed to wash yourself and change your clothes? Also, is it okay to use padding instead of tissue paper.
A: In Shariah, a person will qualify as a ma’zoor if the entire namaaz time passes in such a condition that he is unable to perform the wudhu and the salaah without the uzr being found (i.e. without the factor breaking the wudhu e.g. the coming out of urine being found). This is the law in regard to becoming a ma’zoor. However after one has become a ma’zoor, then in order for one to remain a ma’zoor, the condition is that the ‘uzr will have to be found at least once in every namaaz time. The Shar’i law regarding a Ma’zoor is that he will have to renew his wudhu for every salaah time.
- You should ensure that you perform the salaah in its time. If you are unable to change your clothes, then wash the area which the urine has soiled and perform salaah with the same clothing.
- Through the urine coming out, your wudhu will not break. However since the urine has soiled your clothes, the salaah will be invalid. Hence you should break the salaah, change your clothes or wash the area which the urine has soiled and thereafter perform your salaah. If it is not possible for you to perform the salaah without the clothes becoming soiled, then in this case it is not compulsory upon you to change your clothes. Performing the salaah with the soiled clothes will be permissible.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)