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Q: I have been suffering from waswasa of wudhu breaking for the past 15 years… Sometimes within the 15 years when I am making wudhu for salaah or after I make wudhu for salaah, I am certain my wudhu is breaking because I am passing wind. A mufti advised me that I should only consider my wudhu broken if I hear a sound or get a smell (odor) with the movement of wind from the back passage. However, now recently whenever I am making wudhu I am certain I am passing wind with a smell (odor). I don’t know if I am so certain my wudhu is breaking in the above manner because I am OCD and imagining it or if it is real but it certainly is real to me. I am not managing to read some of my salaah because of this ….what should I do?


A: Until you are not certain consider yourself to be in the state of wudhu.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


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Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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