Conditions for one to qualify as a ma'zoor

Q: What is considered “minimum wudu and prayer”+ minimum ghusl in cases of trying to determine if you can make wudu and pray without instance of continuous flowing impurity? Basically what are the fard wudu and fard prayer AND also fard ghusl steps to check this?

A: In Shariah, a person will qualify as a ma'zoor if the entire namaaz time passes in such a condition that he is unable to perform the wudhu and the salaah without the uzr being found (i.e. without the factor breaking the wudhu e.g. the coming out of urine being found). This is the law in regard to becoming a ma'zoor.

However, in order for one to remain a ma'zoor, the condition is that the 'uzr will have to be found at least once in every namaaz time. The Shar'i law regarding a ma'zoor is that he will have to renew his wudhu for every salaah time.

N.B. In order for one to qualify as a mazoor, one should not be able to make the wudhu and perform the fardh salaah without the uzr (the factor breaking the wudhu) being found. The wudhu refers to performing the fardh actions of wudhu i.e. washing the face once, the hands till the elbows once, making masah of the quarter of the head once and washing the feet till the ankles once.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)