Does feeling dizzy or sleepy breaks the wudhu?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Darulifta-Deoband.com
When I sit to read the book of Allah, the Quran, sometimes I feel sleepy. It happens every now and then that, I am reciting a verse sitting on floor, suddenly I am lost in sleepiness, my recitation stops and then after a few moments I get back myself with a shake. Does that break my wudhu? Can I continue my recitation in that state? Please note that, my head gets lower sometimes for dizziness but I do not get fell on floor, I am still in sitting position though. Please help me with the answer. May Allah reward you all.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 1333/1147/D=11/1439)


If your buttock remained stuck to the ground in spite of your sleepiness then your wudhu will not break though your head gets down due to dizziness. So in the question mentioned above you may start the recitation again.


وينقضه حكماً نوم يزيل مسكته أي قوته الماسكة بحيث تزول مقعدته ومن الأرض ، وهو النوم على أحد جنبيه أو وركيه أوفقاه أو وجهه (الدر المختار: 1/271، 272، ط: زكريا ديوبند)

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

This answer was collected from the official ifta website of Darul Uloom Deoband in India.