The One that Prays Salaat Dhur then Chews Qat


What is the ruling on the one that prays salaatul Dhur then chews Qat until the time of the Asr prayer. He then spits it out and rinses his mouth and stands for the prayer saying, “I am in a state of ritual purity.” Is his prayer accepted in this state or is it obligatory for him to perform wudu?


Before we even enter upon this we say to him, do not chew Qat. Leave off chewing Qat. It is a filthy plant. It is not permissibile for you to chew this plant due to what it contains of abuse and harm upon you and your family.
The second issue is based upon what was mentioned by those that engage in chewing Qat, that the one that chews perhaps sometimes he secretes urine while he doesn’t even realize it. So it becomes obligatory upon him to leave and perform a new ablution for salaat Asr. And Allah knows best.

So if this is true, (he releases urine unknowingly) then he must repeat his ablution.

Allah knows best.

FOOTNOTE: Khat or qat (Catha edulis, Arabic: القات‎ al-qat) is a flowering plant native to Ethiopia. Khat contains the alkaloid cathinone, a stimulant, which is said to cause excitement, loss of appetite, and euphoria. Among communities from the areas where the plant is native, khat chewing has a history as a social custom dating back thousands of years analogous to the use of coca leaves in South America and betel nut in Asia.

Answered by: Shaikh Abu Abdillah Muhammad Ba Jamaal (May Allah preserve him)

Translated by: Abu Yusuf Bilal ibn Howard Robinson