i suffer from continuous discharge of a mucousy substance. i heard once that in my case i must do wudhu b4 every namaaz, but then again it makes little difference to my purity as in my condition the najaasa is always, constantly being excreted, so i wouldnt become paak.
i have also read that i should make myself clean b4 prayers, ie, to change my sanitary pads, but here again, it will become impure almost immmediately. the discharge is very light, but still present. what is the ruling regarding my condition? and if i need to do one or both of the above rulings, what about when i am travelling and it is not a simple matter to make fresh wudu etc?
In the Sharee’ah continuous discharge is called ‘Istihaadhah’. The ruling in regards to this is as follows:
The affected person must make Wudhu for the prescribed time of every Salaah only (further explained below) and not for every Salaah performed. An example of this is as follows: The affected person wishes to perform any Salaah during the time of Zuhr i.e. The time for Zuhr Salaah has began, she will cleanse herself, perform wudhu & she can perform as many Salaah as she desires with that wudhu. However, as soon as the time for Asr Salaah begins, she will have to renew her Wudhu, thereafter, the same ruling will apply i.e. She can perform as many Salaah as desired untill the time for Maghrib Salaah begins. The same will be done at the beginning of every Salaah time or whenever one desires to perform Salaah, and has not made wudhu in the time of that Salaah.
The affected person, will renew her wudhu for every Salaah she wishes to perform.
And Allaah knows best.
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