Q: I will try to describe my problem as accurately as possible. For over a month I have been having problems with “flatulence”, but it is not like normal flatulence, because I can still break wind normally (able to hold, release, etc). It is irregular outside of wudu and salaah, but mostly during those times I have been experiencing bubbles/fart leaks that are uncontrollable and odourless and noiseless mostly. I have actually not in the last couple of days managed to go without this problem for the duration of making wudu until the completion of the salaah. Outside of the wudu or salah, it happens irregularly like sometimes when I squat I feel something. Look, I even take precautions before starting wudu like squatting, trying to expel any gas, but it still doesn’t work. I haven’t tried to go as long as I can to try and make a wudu and salah without it happening (like re-doing wudu and salah until I manage it), really, I don’t know if I could. Maybe I could. But then that would be hardship. I don’t prolong salah or wudu either.. I wash my limbs once, do salah quickly as well.., doesn’t stop it from happening. I mean after sometime repeating wudu, I could go to last rak’ah in salah and then it happens. Really frustrating.
A: If you are a ma’zoor, then you should make wudhu at the beginning of the Salaah time and perform your Salaah. The coming out of wind will not break your wudhu and Salaah. For further details regarding the laws pertaining to the ma’zoor refer to http://muftionline.co.za/node/1571
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)