IslamQA

Status Of Wudhu After Falling Asleep On A Chair

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by DarulUloomTT.net

Question: If a person sleeps while sitting on a chair, will his wudhu become broken? What is the ruling if he sleeps away while sitting on a bench without a back rest?

 

Answer: if a person falls asleep while on a chair, his wudhu would not be broken. Similarly, if he sleeps away while sitting on a bench without a back rest his wudhu would not break, even though there might be some movement in his body due to his sleep. This law pertains to that position when a person’s buttocks are not removed from the surface on which he is sitting. If however, his buttocks were slightly removed while fast asleep, then in this case his wudhu would be broken.

(Shaami, Volume 1, Pg.141 / Tahtaawi, Pg.50 / AhsanulFataawa, Volume 2, Pg.23)

And Allah Knows Best.

Mufti Waseem Khan.

 

This answer was collected from DarulUloomTT.net, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Waseem Khan from Darul Uloom Trinidad and Tobago.

Find more answers indexed from: DarulUloomTT.net
Read more answers with similar topics:
Subscribe to IslamQA Weekly Newsletter

Subscribe to IslamQA Weekly Newsletter

You will receive 5 Q&A in your inbox every week



We have sent a confirmation to you. Please check the and confirm your subscription. Thank you!