Q: My issue is that I have urine drops problem. It is not specific to the time when I use the toilet, rather it is continuous. Sometimes a drop or two leaks after a few minutes and sometimes half an hour may also pass without any drops. I mean there is no regular pattern according to which one may follow the ruling for maintaining wuzu/taharah. Cannot decide on wether I should consider myself as mazoor or not. What method should I apply to safeguard my ibadaat?
And what is the boundary regarding ascertaining by one’s ownself about leakage of drops? I ask this becuase even when drops leak within a few minutes, I do not specifically know that at this instant wuzu has broken. Shall I consider this lack of knowledge of the wuzu breaking event continuity of wuzu and keep doing ibadat. If yes, for what duration shall I continue the said consideration i.e. can I go on to pray the witr and taraweeh with wuzu for faraiz?
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. If you do not qualify as a ma’zoor, then after passing urine you should place tissue paper on the area and after all the urine drops have come out, clean yourself, make wudhu and thereafter perform your Salaah.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)