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Unsure Whether I Am a Mazoor

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Answered by: Maulana Nazrul Islam


I’m unsure whether I am mazoor. For the last 6-7 years I’ve experienced feelings that confuse me about whether I am breaking wind or not. Sometimes I can be reasonably sure that some gust of air has come out of me without warning. Other times I feel like it’s just sensations but nothing coming out, even though I’ll hear noises as well, which could be something else causing it, but it sounds like a pop. And because of the doubt, I’ve become very disturbed and frustrated. When can I consider myself mazoor? Because at present I’m ignoring certain things but it doesn’t leave me with any contentment, just doubt, if I had knowledge and certainty in what I am doing then I would feel much better about it. Sometimes I’ll feel the gust without noise as well, so listening for sound only won’t work and I get misgivings about sounds, too. The feelings happen very regularly and there is no time period where it disappears, although it’s increased doubt after I have used the bathroom or passed wind. Is there any help you can give me to put my fears to bed?

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful



Ibn Abbas (رضي اللّٰه عنه) narrated:

Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said: “Satan comes to one of you and blows air in his bottom, so he says (thinks) that he has released air (yet he did not). He should not leave his prayer unless he hears the sound (of the air) or smells its odour.” (Ahmad, 8169)

The Wudu will break if you are certain that you have passed wind. (1) Doubts will not invalidate your Wudu. (2)

Only Allah knows best.

Written by Maulana Nazrul Islam

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

(1)الْفَصْلُ الْخَامِسِ فِي نَوَاقِضِ الْوُضُوءِ) مِنْهَا مَا يَخْرُجُ مِنْ السَّبِيلَيْنِ مِنْ الْبَوْلِ وَالْغَائِطِ وَالرِّيحِ الْخَارِجَةِ مِنْ الدُّبُرِ وَالْوَدْيِ وَالْمَذْيِ وَالْمَنِيِّ وَالدُّودَةِ وَالْحَصَاةِ، الْغَائِطُ يُوجِبُ الْوُضُوءَ قَلَّ أَوْ كَثُرَ وَكَذَلِكَ الْبَوْلُ وَالرِّيحُ الْخَارِجَةُ مِنْ الدُّبُرِ. كَذَا فِي الْمُحِيطِ

الفتاوى الهندية ج١ ص٩ ، دار الفكر

وَرُوِيَ عَنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ – صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ – أَنَّهُ قَالَ «لَا وُضُوءَ إلَّا مِنْ صَوْتٍ أَوْ رِيحٍ» .

وَرُوِيَ عَنْهُ – صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ – أَنَّهُ قَالَ «إنَّ الشَّيْطَانَ يَأْتِي أَحَدَكُمْ فَيَنْفُخُ بَيْنَ أَلْيَتَيْهِ فَيَقُولُ أَحْدَثْت أَحْدَثْت فَلَا يَنْصَرِفَنَّ، حَتَّى يَسْمَعَ صَوْتًا، أَوْ يَجِدَ رِيحًا» .

بدائع الصنائع ج١ ص٢٥، دار الكتب العلمية

Tirmizi 74, Ibn Majah 515, Ahmad 8169, Bukhari 137, Muslim 361, Abu Dawood 176, Nasa’i 160

(2) اليقين لا يزول بالشك

القواعد الفقهية ص١٥

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