If During Prayer I Am About To Pass Wind but I Hold It In

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Fatwa ID: 06036


Answered by: Maulana Yūsuf Badāt




If during prayer I am about to pass wind but I hold it in and I am about 90% sure that I held it in but then get a slight smell which may be of wind is similar to it but I am not fully sure if it is the smell of wind or something else then should I repeat my alāh?



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




In the described scenario, the ruling is that until you are not absolutely sure about passing wind, your prayer will be deemed valid. – (See: Rad Al-Muḥtār, Vol 1, Page 283, Dār ‘Ālam Al-Kutub1, Al-Qawāid Al-Fiqhīyyah, Page 15, Dār Al-Tirmidhī2)



Only Allāh knows best

Written by Maulana Yūsuf Badāt

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham






1 فَإِنَّ الشَّكَّ وَالِاحْتِمَالَ لَا يُوجِبُ الْحُكْمَ بِالنَّقْضِ إذْ الْيَقِينُ لَا يَزُولُ بِالشَّكِّ – رد المحتار ج١/ ص٢٨٣ دار العالم الكتب


2 اليقين لا يزول بالشك – القواعد الفقهية ص١٥ دارالترمذي







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