Q: I have digestive problems, one of them problem is if I don’t empty my stomach, I get a lot of wind coming out. Now this created difficulty because wind can break the wudu. I was told if it constantly happens, then your wudhu wouldn’t break so it that true? My problem is sometimes I get a lot of wind coming out, sometime I don’t. I have illness in my stomach so am I excused person when wind breaks out my wudu wouldn’t break?
If you qualify as a ma`zoor then you will only have to make wudhu at the beginning of each namaaz time irrespective of how many times wind is passed. A ma`zoor is that person who experiences a breaker of wudhu, like passing of gas or urine incontinence etc. so frequently that from the beginning of the namaaz time until the end of the namaaz time he / she is unable to perform wudhu and read namaaz without that particular breaker of wudhu occurring. Once this is established, one will remain a ma`zoor for as long as that particular breaker of wudhu occurs at least once in the rest of the salaah times that follow. If you do not qualify as a ma`zoor then you will have to make wudhu whenever your wudhu breaks.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)
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