Q: I would like to find out about being azoor with regards to flatulence. I believe you qualify if you pass wind during one salah time.
My question is, does the salah time mean from the beginning of a certain salah i.e. fajr upto Zuhr start, or just the amount of time between wudu and completion of fajr salah? Also, between Isha and fajr it is a very long time. Does the rule still apply at that time. Please clarify.
A: To qualify as a mazoor the breaker of wudhu, flatulence has to occur so frequently that from the beginning of a namaaz time until the end of the namaaz time you are unable to perform wudhu and read namaaz without that particular breaker of wudhu occurring. The beginning will be from the time the namaaz time starts until the namaaz time ends. For example, if it is for Fajr, then from the time of subh saadiq till sunrise you will have to see how frequent the passing of wind was.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)