Wudhu breaking when sleeping while lying against something

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Q: What is the law regarding deep sleep breaking wudu? What is the correct view on this? Some say that if a person does not take any support while sleeping his wudu won’t break. 


A: If he is so fast asleep that he loses control of himself then he should repeat his wudhu.

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


Answered by:

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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