Is it permissible to try and stop wind from passing during wudhu or prayer?

Fatwa ID: 03239

Answered by: Maulana Jamal Ahmed​

 

Question

 

Is it permissible to try and stop the wind from passing during wudhu or prayer?

As in to prevent it?  Especially on certain occasions, I become gassy so I try to stop it from constantly coming out and I also get a lot of waswasa regarding this. I try to avoid it and but it gets the best of me.

Is what I'm doing wrong?

Do I need to repeat all my previous prayers of several months?

 

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful 

Answer:

 

If you have a lot of gas in your stomach then you are allowed to try to stop the wind from coming out as much as you can. Your wudhu will only break if you hear a sound or smell a bad odour. You do not need to repeat any of your salah as long as you did not hear a sound or smell a bad odour. 

 

: وفي المنح عن الخلاصة: مناط النقض العلم بكونه من الأعلى فلا نقض مع الاشتباه، وهو موافق للفقه والحديث الصحيح «حتى يسمع صوتا أو يشم ريحا» وبه يعلم أنه من الأعلى (قوله: منهما) أي من القبل والذكر (قوله: لطهارتهما) أي الدودة واللحم بالنسبة إليه، فقد قالوا: ما أبين من الحي كميتته إلا في حق نفسه حتى لا تفسد صلاته إذا  (Raddul Muhtar… vol. 1, pg. 136)

 

Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Jamal Ahmed

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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