How Should Someone With a Colostomy Bag Make Ablution and Pray?

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Question: How should someone with a colostomy bag attached to their body make ablution, maintain ablution and offer prayer?

My patient is a stage four bowel cancer patient. It is not possible for him to remove the bag in order to pray without it.

Answer: assalamu `alaykum

The answer to this question returns to the issue of chronic excuses. The rules related to the ablution of people with chronic excuses has been detailed by Sh. Faraz at the following link:

The Fiqh of Chronic Excuses and Ablution


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