Salaah - Tahara

Salaah - Tahara
6th September 2023

Doubts about Impurity

Salam Ustaz, I hope you are well.
I have been going through issues on waswas and mental health for several years and in the process of healing. Do pray for me.

I will usually do istinjak several times on the toilet bowl and toilet floor for the second time. While performing istinjak on the floor, I had forgotten whether I have washed it clean after cleansing myself from discharges on the floor. I keep on feeling that I have discharges which forces me to stop listening to the whispers. At that time, I am not sure if the sprinkles of impurity touches me. So I just wore my undergarments and pray as I have spent long time in the toilet at that night. The next day, I saw dry stains on that undergarment. Should I just assume that it was pure when I pray? Since there is a possibility that the discharge can be secreted at a later timing, not when I am in the toilet or praying?
Salaah - Tahara
9th June 2023

Do you have to have wudhu when only moving a Quran from one shelf to another? Can one use a tissue t

1) If one does not have wudhu, can one touch the Quran mushaf briefly when moving it to another shelf, as part of re-arranging? Or when placing it back onto a shelf?

2) Similarly, when one does not have wudhu, it is permissible to touch the Quran mushaf using a tissue, without direct contact, and then read from the mushaf holding it using a tissue in that way?
Salaah - Tahara
12th April 2023

Excessive flatulence and bowel movements plus waswasa of purity impacting wudu and prayers

1-For the last 2 to 3 years I have developed irregular bowel movements so when I ever I eat something I have to use the bathroom to relieve myself plus I cannot go long without using the bathroom meaning every salah time I have to relieve myself. In addition whenever I relieve myself I then start to have sensations/ fireworks in my back (wind) passage i.e. I feel I have passed wind or something has come out, which has caused me great deal of grief in holding my wudu and pray salah. It is to an extent that I do 4 to 5 wudus per salah and I pray one salah minimum 2 to 3 times, on occasional instances I d be able to pray one salah one time but I d still do multiple wudus and most of the times esp lately I d end up doing multiple wudus and salahs to perform one salah. All this because I feel fireworks in my back passage during wudu and salah, sometimes bubbles popping in the back passage, sometimes I feel acute movement and that something has come out, sometimes small amounts of winds passing, etc. This means every salah for me is a long-drawn process and cause me exhaustion and becomes painful, which is contrary to what salah should be and what it used to be for me.

2- now in ramadan I have also developed excessive flatulence esp tahajudd and fajr time to an extreme level, it be hard for me to pray two rakah without strong urge to pass wind. I d go to the bathroom to relieve myself but nothing would happen, I can sit there 20 mins 25 mins I may or may not be able to pass wind but when I come out after doing wudu even with sensations, when I start to pray I ll have strong urge to pass wind again and sometimes I can hold it risking small amounts will come out and sometimes I cannot. I have seen the entire fajr time pass by and I am going in and out of the bathroom. Even during the day i.e. asr time this will happen, I ll feel gas (even in empty stomach) I ll use the bathroom, and I do wudu and I ll feel wind again and even if I ignore but when perform salah the wind in my stomach will try to come out.


Conclusion. It wasn’t like this before, I m mid 40s and been for umrah and hajj and now cannot muster a single prayer properly with confidence. Because of all this

a- I cannot enjoy my salah which is supposed to be place of solace and peace, instead all I do is wudu and bathroom trips and eventually when pray I am more bothered about holding wind or wudu

b- I cannot pray in jammah and amount of time it takes to do wudu which can be broken by minimal amount of wind which I cannot control.

c- I cannot do wudu at home and sit in the car and drive to masjid without feeling fireworks in my back passage as I then have to do wudu again in the masjid which if its jummah it becomes difficult due to crowd, I missed khutbah because again the amount of time it takes

d- I have missed lot of salah lately esp isha prayers as the amount of time it takes to perform zuhar, asr and maghrib salah by the time I get to isha I am exhausted. Even the salah I offer during the day I feel are borderline.

e- In ramadan I cannot hold wudu and there always gas in my stomach which is beyond my comprehension.

f- I feel in my heart Allah does not want my prayers and is upset with me, but surely I cannot despair in Allahs mercy

I really don’t know how to resolve this. I m seeking medical advise but in the mean time how do I maintain my salah? Please advise given the context and situation I have mentioned.

I feel at loss esp. in ramadan. I have read some guidance that I could be considered excused and should do one wudu each prayer time and pray as many salah as I want (current fard, make up missed fard and sunnah/ nafl) regardless of whatever comes out. I have tried this for a day or so but I feel strange and awkward as I feel wind coming out and I m praying, I feel impure and that I m cheating. I don’t feel khusho and khuzoo.
Salaah - Tahara
10th April 2023

Excessive flatulence and bowel movements plus waswasa of purity impacting wudu and prayers

I m ashamed to ask this but may Allah reward you for this and make yours and mine affairs easy.

for the 2 years approx.. I have developed irregular bowel movements, and because of this I have also developed an extreme fear and phobia of breaking wudu every time I pray salah. I m having extreme difficulty in sustaining my wudu and to even complete one prayer, I keep doing wudu most of the times 4 to 5 times to complete 2 or 4 rakat. It’s been exhausting and I keep thinking Allah is upset with me and has taken my salah away from me, which is causing more grief and anxiety. I d really appreciate if I can get Shariah Islamic guidance and ruling on how to sustain my wudu and salah under my circumstances (below) as surely, I cannot despair in the mercy of Allah. May Allah reward for you this. I’m ashamed to ask this but I want to get my religion right), Here is what’s been having specifically:

Context/ condition:
1- For the past 2 years I have developed repeated urge of going to bathroom/ toilet for # 2 (to relieve myself) whenever I eat something and especially before prayer. But when I go to the bathroom to relieve myself, I take ages as I feel I am not completely relieved and thus I do my best and get up as cannot stay in the bathroom forever I then do wudu but whilst doing wudu, I feel extreme fireworks and strong physical movements in my back passage, such as bubbles, movements, wind escaping in little quantities, etc. This drives me crazy and I do wudu again and again as these movements make me start the wudu again. Even if I ignore the feelings and movements, whatever these are, and start my salah, in the middle of salah I ll experience a very strong movement (feeling like slight wind/ or actual wind, cannot tell 120%) and I ll break up my salah and go do wudu again. As a result at times, I pray one salah 3 to 4 times with multiple wudus. These sensations never go away especially when I am praying salah, they are more active after using bathroom and keep on happening passively thereafter. I cannot pinpoint exactly when after relieving myself these movements will stop or become passive. If I wait too long say hour or more I fear it would be the time again to use the bathroom to relieve myself or wind/ flatulence will start building in my stomach, thus the best time for me to pray is right after I have been to the bathroom to relieve myself. Note that due to all this I usually take 10 to 15 minutes minimum to relieve myself and depending on number of wudus it could take me 24 to 40 minutes to complete 4 rakat salah.

In addition, I also have urine drops issue, i.e. when I use the bathroom and clean myself the urine drops can come out till next 20 to 30 minutes. Meaning when I do wudu I am fighting the wind movements plus urine drops. In my wudu and salah I ll suddenly feel urine coming out and then most of the times I ll finish my salah and check, sometimes there will
be nothing and at times there will be a drop coming out. The issue with this is that if I wait half an hour for urine drops to dry in my private parts, then I run the risk of wind or urge building up to use bathroom again. It’s a catch 22 for me, if I don’t pray quickly after bathroom trip, I ll start developing gas/ bathroom urge and if I pray quickly (which I do) then I run the risk of urine droplet coming out. Note that I do rinse my privates 6 to 7 times to remove any urine drops.

So in a nut shell, every salah time, I get the urge to use bathroom, I use the bathroom, do wudu and pray salah as that’s the best time for me given I have just relieved myself, however, I’m fighting wind movements, risk of urine drops, fear and anxiety of break wudu and salah.

The consequence is that every salah has become a long drawn exhausting process, in normal days I pray zuhar, asr and maghrib multiple times with multiple wudus and then by esha time I m exhausted and miss it.

2- now in ramadan I have also developed excessive flatulence esp tahajudd and fajr time to an extreme level, it be hard for me to pray two rakah without strong urge to pass wind. I d go to the bathroom to relieve myself but nothing would happen (total constipation), I can sit there 20 mins 25 mins I may or may not be able to pass wind or relieve myself but when I come out to do wudu wind sensation would start, and then when I start to pray I ll have strong urge to pass wind again and sometimes I can hold it risking small amounts will come out and sometimes I cannot. I have seen the entire fajr time pass by and I am going in and out of the bathroom. Even during the day i.e. asr time this will happen, I ll feel gas (even in empty stomach) I ll use the bathroom, and I do wudu and I ll feel wind again and even if I ignore but when perform salah the wind in my stomach will tries to come out.

Questions:
1-I really don’t know how to resolve this. I m seeking medical advise but in the mean time how do I maintain my salah? Please advise given the context and situation I have mentioned. Doctors can give me medical advise but not Islamic, this is causing me absolute grief, I use to love my salahs and use to enjoy wudu but now this is happening and I cannot control it.

2-I feel at loss esp. in ramadan. I have read some guidance that I could be considered excused and should do one wudu each prayer time and pray as many salah as I want (current fard, make up missed fard and sunnah/ nafl) regardless of whatever comes out. I have tried this for a day or so but I feel strange and awkward as I feel wind coming out and I m praying, I feel impure and that I m cheating. I don’t feel khusho and khuzoo. Can I follow this approach?

3-Do I have to use the bathroom or relieve myself, can I not just try to hold my wind and pray especially when I am out and have no conducive toilet facilities? Going to the bathroom has become a torture for me due to the process I have described.

Moral guidance
I am going totally mad, It wasn’t like this before, I m mid 40s and been for umrah and hajj and now cannot muster a single prayer properly with confidence. Because of all this

Consequences:
a- I cannot enjoy my salah which is supposed to be place of solace and peace, instead all I do is wudu and bathroom trips and eventually when pray I am more bothered about holding wind or wudu.
b- Every salah time has become a struggle for me, I fear and become anxious of using bathroom, multiple wudus and salahs.

c- I cannot pray in jammah and amount of time it takes to do wudu which can be broken by minimal amount of wind which I cannot control.

d- I cannot do wudu at home and sit in the car and drive to masjid without feeling fireworks in my back passage as I then have to do wudu again in the masjid which if its jummah it becomes difficult due to crowd, I missed khutbah because again the amount of time it takes

e- I have missed lot of salah lately esp isha prayers as the amount of time it takes to perform zuhar, asr and maghrib salah by the time I get to isha I am exhausted. Even the salah I offer during the day I feel are borderline.

f- In ramadan I cannot hold wudu and there always gas in my stomach which is beyond my comprehension.

g- I feel in my heart Allah does not want my prayers and is upset with me, but surely I cannot despair in Allahs mercy

Jzk in advance for reading and responding.
Salaah - Tahara
26th February 2023

Obligation of ghusl after conversion

I am contacting you about a person who converts to Islam but who has had sexual intercourse before, is this person obliged to do ghusl?

It seems that there is a difference of opinion on this subject within the Hanafite school, some say that we are obliged, others not. If there is a difference, are we allowed to choose the least restrictive opinion and consider that ghusl is not mandatory?

Thank you in advance for your response

Wassalam alaykum
Salaah - Tahara
30th November 2022

Orgasms due to a medical condition

I think I may have persistent genital arousal disorder (PGAD). Generally, the arousal symptoms are worse after showering (including after ghusl) and I have to sit still for hours before the arousal symptoms leave. The arousal symptoms also appear after going to the toilet to a lesser extent. I think they are caused by cleaning my intimate area (i.e. with water and my fingers) although I do not intend this (i.e. I do not think any sexual thoughts etc). Previously, a warm flush would spread through my body that would make me feel light-headed and the arousal symptoms would disappear. This was not accompanied by vaginal contractions. However, more recently, my symptoms have gotten worse. I went to the toilet, got into bed, and after around five minutes, had several orgasms (without vaginal contractions) that I did not intend (i.e. I did not think any sexual thoughts etc). I took a shower (and did ghusl) the next morning and I had another orgasm around ten minutes after (without vaginal contractions).

1) Are the flushes an orgasm in Islam and is ghusl required?

2) Do orgasms without vaginal contractions require ghusl?

3) Do orgasms that you did not intend require ghusl (i.e. there are no sexual thoughts etc)?

4) If one experiences orgasms due to a medical condition (like PGAD), is ghusl required every time an orgasm occurs?

Jazak'Allah
Salaah - Tahara
4th September 2022

Sheikh, I heard saying a famous scholar that semen is pure, but in Hanafi school of thought semen is

Sheikh, I heard saying a famous scholar that semen is pure, but in Hanafi school of thought semen is impure. I have ocd and due to that i suffers from pure and impurity cause i have wet dream quite often. What should i do? Whom to follow, I'm really confused. Please advice.
Salaah - Tahara
4th September 2022

How to clean najaasat off clothing

Asalamualaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakaatuh.

How do you wash the najaasat off clothing.

If there is najaasat and you wash that part with water.
When the water spreads, does that mean the najaasat has also spread.

For example sometimes the nakaasat could be a small droplet of urine or maybe a few droplets.
However, once water is used to wash it, would the najaasat spread with the water?

How would you wash the najaast in a manner than would make it allowed to perform salaah in it without salaah being makruh or nullified?

Salaah - Tahara
17th July 2022

Ocd or wisper about tahara

I’m suffering with constant intrusive thought about madhi and fear all the time that my salat doesn’t count. Sometimes i look at something normal and have bad sexual thoughts about it and feel like madhi have been discharged and i look and there’s nothing and sometimes there’s something. I feel like sheitan is making me having those thoughts because i dont look at anything haram.Its becoming a burden, I’m not someone that suffer with ocd, i only take 10min for ghusl for example and i dont overthink, but this matter is really worrying me i dont know what to do. I have heard a sheikh say for those that suffer with ocd about this matter that we should only check when we are certain that madhi have been emitted or when we answer the call of nature. My question is, As a woman what is haram for me to look at and how to overcome those wisper from sheitan?
Salaah - Tahara
14th July 2022

Floor purity

a relative has laminate style flooring in their kitchen. They needed to mop it as there was lots of dust due to renovation in the kitchen.
They used a mop to do this but the mop used was an old one that is currently used in the toilet/bathroom. The relative did wash the old mop in the sink with cleaning liquid then used the mop to mop the kitchen floor.
My question is has this made the kitchen floor impure due to the fact that the mop was previously used in the bathroom which can be impure due to traces of urine/najasah. Although it was washed in the sink, it may not have been washed enough to remove the impurity.

(I’m concerned due to the fact that wudhu is done in the kitchen sink and wet feet then put on the floor). Jazak’allah
Salaah - Tahara
23rd June 2022

Purification madhiy

assalamu alaykum, I deal with excessive madhiy, and I wanted to know if a drop of madhiy, like less than the size of a dirham is pardonable? I'm constantly purifying my clothes such as splashing water over my undergarments according to the sunnah and washing my private area, and I even put tissue in my undergarments. This has been bothering me because my clothes is constantly wet and little madhiy may still release. So is it pardoned for me to just ignore it and not wash my clothes or private if the madhiy is very small like less than the size of a dirham, and would I still have to redo my wudo if it's very small?
Salaah - Tahara
23rd June 2022

Doubta about gas and its smell

Assalam o Alaikum.
often it happens that i feel that gas might have been released during Salah. I know that in such a case of doubt , Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wasallam ) ordered to not leave the Salah unless one hears a sound or finds a smell. I am probably an OCD type person and sometimes i feel that i do find a smell but its very vague and maybe from my imagination. It does not exactly seem like the smell of gas/fart. In such case, should i continue my Salah?
Salaah - Tahara
17th June 2022

Some semen(maniy) getting onto clothes

Some semen(maniy) got onto my trousers, and I was not sure whether the amount of maniy was more than a dirham or not ,and the trousers were latee washed with other pure clothes.
1- did the other clothes become impure?
2- if the other clothes became impure, is it allowed to pray in those clothes?
3-Will praying in those clothes count as apostasy?

Salaah - Tahara
11th June 2022

Impurity due to urine incontinence

i have problem of urine incontinence.Urine drops come out continuously even after urinating.I read this fatwa in which they said that it is compulsory to apply a pad or a cloth in this case.But I haven't heard of it anywhere else.So is the impurity due to urine incontinence excused as it is out of my control
Salaah - Tahara
8th June 2022

Can nawafil prayers be offered with Tayyamum, even if water was available?

Assalamualaikum.
Can nawafil prayers be offered with Tayyamum, even if water was available within 1 mile radius?
JazakAllah
Salaah - Tahara
9th June 2022

Removing Pubic Hair And Armpit Hair By Trimmer Instead Of Shaving Or Plucking?

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh!

Can We Remove Pubic Hair And Armpit Hair By Trimmer (zero degree) Instead Of Shaving By Razor Or Plucking?
Salaah - Tahara
8th June 2022

As slaam u likum does automatically washing machine make napak clothes pak if not do these clothes

As slaam u likum does automatically washing machine make napak clothes pak if not do these clothes make thing we put clothes on dry napak as well
Salaah - Tahara
3rd June 2022

Impurity of dog saliva

If a dog licks you on clothes or body, what is the correct way to clean it? There is a famous Hadith which mentions that if a dog licks a utensil, the latter should be cleaned 7 times with water and once with soil. Does this apply to just utensils or clothes/body as well?
Salaah - Tahara
3rd May 2022

Feeling of breaking wind during Salah

I learnt about the following Hadith:
It was narrated that ‘Aa’ishah said: I heard the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) say: “There is no prayer when food is ready or when one is trying to stop oneself doing either of the two things that break wudoo’ (i.e., urination and defecation).”
My question is if I feel the need to break wind after having started my Salah, should I break my Salah or should I try to stop the wind from breaking (the feeling goes away if I try to stop the wind in a few seconds) and continue with my Salah?
Salaah - Tahara
5th April 2022

Tayammum

SalamAleykum

I have a question about tayammum.
Can a person do tayammum with snow? Can you please note wit all object that i can full fill my tayammum for example sand. But i live in Europe and there is no sand.

Thanks for answering my questions and have a nice day.