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Is My Wudu Valid if I Pass Gas During the Act?

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Question:

Is our wudu valid if we pass gas during wudu, but not after completing it?

Answer:

Assalamu alaykum,

Thank you for your question. If one passes gas while performing ritual purity (wudu) then one would have to re-start the wudu.

The only exception to this would be a person in a state of chronic annulment (dawam al-hadath). A person with chronic annulment of wudu (da’im al-hadath), for example, because of the constant release of wind, is not obliged to try praying several times without releasing wind. His prayer is perfectly valid, if he has made wudu with an intention suitable to his state and prays his obligatory prayer once, even if he passes wind during the whole wudu and the whole prayer. He is considered to have chronic annulment if he cannot find enough time to be free of breaking his wudu, or if he does find enough time, but is unable to pinpoint when it will occur.

The default for a normal, healthy person, however, is that the wudu is nullified if the gas passes while performing the wudu.

[Ustadha] Shazia Ahmad

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadha Shazia Ahmad lived in Damascus, Syria for two years where she studied aqidah, fiqh, tajweed, tafseer, and Arabic. She then attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she completed her Masters in Arabic. Afterward, she moved to Amman, Jordan where she studied fiqh, Arabic, and other sciences. She recently moved back to Mississauga, Canada, where she lives with her family.

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