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Conditions for having a chronic excuse (`udhr)   

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Answered by Sidi Fadi Qutub Zada

When I do my wudu sometimes and pray namaz after praying salat I realise that some watery fluid has come out from my front private part what I then do is do my wudu again and pray salat if this carries on happening and my salat time expires without me being able to pray my fard salat quickly I then become mazoor this much I know.
One day when I woke up for fajar salat I only had about 20 minutes or so to read it when I completed reading my fajar salat I stood up and checked my front private part to see if any water had come out it had, so I then went upsatirs changed my cloths was doing my wudu and realised that I only had about 2 minutes left to read my fajar salat and complete my wudu I knew I wasn’t gonna make it in time so I gave up. My question regarding the above situation is that am I mazoor for this fajar salat meaning that I don’t have to repeat it or do I have to read kaza? Did I do the right thing in giving up when I had 2 minutes left?
 

Answer:
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

In the Name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,

Firstly, in order for one to initially be considered as having a chronic excuse (`udhr), one’s excuse (that renders one unable to retain wudu) must be present an entire prayer time, such that one cannot perform a minimal wudu and pray a quick prayer without the excuse taking place.

Secondly, in order for one to remain legally excused (ma`dhur), one’s excuse has to occur at least once within the obligatory prayer time.

If these conditions exist, then one will not have to make up one’s fajr prayer. Otherwise, one will have to make up the fajr prayer, and one is sinful for making the time go out without repeating it.

“It is necessary to take all reasonable means to stop that which makes one unable to retain one s wudu. So, for example, if it is possible to pray sitting without the excuse (such as passing wind) occurring, one must pray sitting. [ibid.]”
[from a previous answer by Shaykh Faraz]

Suggestion: It may be that when one uses the lavatory to relieve oneself that one is too quick to wash one’s front private part before all drops of urine have ceased to exit.

“After relieving oneself, it is obligatory that one free oneself of any remaining traces of urine such that nothing will come out after one s wudu.

One should wait a little after urinating; free oneself of traces of urine by coughing, swaying or the like. If one tugs , the scholars say it should only be done very gently a couple of times, as this can harm one and also leads to long term waswasa. When reasonably sure that no more urine is coming out one should get up and:

  1. sprinkle water lightly on one s private parts and underwear, as the Prophet (Allah bless him & give him peace) instructed,
     
  2. and then walk around a little,
     
  3. and then do wudu.”

Then, if you have any doubts about urine, you simply assume the wetness you think you feel is from the sprinkled water.

[From previous answers by Shaykh Faraz]

And Allah knows best

Fadi Qutub

 

See also:

Chronic annulment of wudu
 

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