Does Burping in Prayer Nullify It? Do I Have to Follow Every Single Ruling of My School of Thought?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: As salam alaykum,

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1. Does burping in prayer nullify it?

2. As a Hanafi do I have to stop eating sea food and a couple of other single issues which I’m used to which are allowed in other schools but prohibited in the Hanafi school?

Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

I pray that this message finds you well, insha’Allah.

(1) Burping does not invalidate the prayer as long as it is not deliberate. Otherwise, and if sounds and letters are produced, it would invalidate the prayer as any such “noise” without sufficient need is invalidating.

(2) It is permitted to take a dispensation from another school in the presence of a need or benefit.

Please also see: Is it Permissible to Seek Out Legal Dispensations? and: What Are the Sunnas Related to Burping and Passing Wind?

And Allah alone knows best.


Tabraze Azam

Checked & Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani


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