If a person sleeps while sitting on a chair, will his wuzu become broken? What is the ruling if he sleeps away while sitting on a bench without a back rest?
If a person falls asleep while on a chair his wuzu would not be broken. Similarly, if he sleeps away while sitting on a bench without a backrest his wuzu would not be broken even though there might be some movement in his body due to his sleep.
(Shami – Vol.1 – Pg. 141 / Tahtaawi – Pg. 50 / Fataawa Darul Uloom Deoband – Vol.1 – Pg.166 / Ahsanul Fataawa – Vol. 2 – Pg. 23)
And Allah knows best.
Mufti Waseem Khan