Is Wudu valid for long period.

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Is Wudu valid for long period if I keep it(without sleep, touch women etc... which void wudu), Suppose I made wudu for Zuhar prayar and is it valid untill Azar prayar 

 

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How long wudu valid

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

All the schools of thought are absolutely unanimous in their opinion that the following acts invalidate one’s wudu or ablution:

  1. Any release from one’s private parts (urine, sexual emission, wet dream release, menses blood for women, stool, wind, etc.)
  2. Deep sleep
  3. sexual intercourse

 

There is no time period for the validity of one’s state of ‘wudu’ in Shariah; provided one did not do any of the above listed three things which invalidate or break one’s ‘wudu’, one would be considered to be in the state of ‘wudu’ and eligible to make themselves available for prayer.

 

Say one performs the ‘wudu’ for ‘fajr’ or morning prayers, and does not do anything which would break or invalidate their state of ‘wudu’….they are at liberty to offer their ‘dhuhr’, ‘asr’, ‘magrib’ and ‘isha’ prayers in that same state of ‘wudu, if indeed they wish to do so.

 

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Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 

 

 

 

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