Wudhu breaking through sleeping

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Q: Does wudhu break if one falls asleep in the following positions. A) Squatting. B) Sitting on a car seat with the back resting against the back rest.
C) Sitting on a seat without the back resting against the back rest?



1. Yes.

2 – 3. The wudhu will break if in any of these postures the posterior was not firmly grounded while seated.

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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