Ma’dhur Changing Clothes

Jul 15, 2022 | Taharah (Purity)


From 2016, I’m continuously secreting feces from both sides of passages. I was told by a doctor that I was injured in that area. Secretion happens just after 10 mins of walking, my liner is always messed and sometimes my clothes. There’s hardly any clean period in a day. I’m unable to keep my wudu or keep my clothes clean, do I have to always change my clothes and liner and make wudu all the time? . I can’t keep up with changinging liners and clothes everytime before praying then it gets again messed during salaah. It’s affecting me performing my salaahs. Can I use one wudu to make multiple salaahs.?


Based on the information provided in your question it seems as though you may qualify as a maʿdhur (an excused person). To understand the rulings of an excused person, please watch the following video:

If you qualify as a maʿdhur, based on the explanation in the video, and the impurity secretes so often that before you managed to complete your salat your clean clothes become soiled, then you will be excused from changing your clothing. Hence, praying salat in the soiled clothes would be permissible. If the clothes or liner do not become soiled this regularly then you would need to change before performing salat. Similarly, if you do not qualify as a maʿdhur you will need to change your clothes if they become soiled.

Bear in mind that shariʿah provides a slight leeway when it comes to impurities. If the amount of impurity in normal circumstances is less than the size of the concave of the palm and a person performed salat with that impurity present, then the salat will be valid though it would have been better to have cleaned the impurity beforehand.

We would recommend keeping a separate pair of clothes for salat so that you can at least start in a clean state.

الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (1/ 306)
وإن سال على ثوبه) فوق الدرهم (جاز له أن لا يغسله إن كان لو غسله تنجس قبل الفراغ منها) أي: الصلاة (وإلا) يتنجس قبل فراغه (فلا) يجوز ترك غسله، هو المختار للفتوى

Answered by:
Ifta Research Fellow

Checked & Approved by:
Mufti Abdul Rahman Mangera
Mufti Zubair Patel