Passing Wind

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As salamu alaykum,

When do we speak technically of a wind ?

Is this when a person does press the wind by himselfs will out? 

What about that the person who does hold his wind, but the wind flows suddenly from itself very slowly without sound or smell away ?

In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.


Anything that exists from the front and back passage nullifies wudu except the air, which comes out from the front passage (of a female). (Raddul Muhtar p.263 v.1)

The Prophet of Allah Sallallahu Alahi Wasalam has said, “The prayer of none of you will be accepted if he breaks wind, until he performs wudu.” (Sahih Bukhari)

If one is certain that he has passed wind even a small amount of gas irrespective of whether he heard the sound or smelled the wind, his wudu will break. (Fatawa Hindiyyah p.8 v.1)

With regards to the hadith concerning the breaking of wudhu by passing wind, Abbas Bin Tamim narrates ‘my uncle asked the Prophet of Allah Sallallahu Alahi Wasalam about a person who imagined to have passed wind during the prayer. The Prophet of Allah Sallallahu Alahi Wasalam replied, “He should not leave his prayer unless he hears sound or smells something.” ‘ (Sahih Bukhari p.25 v.1)

The aforementioned hadith means that unless one is certain that one has broken one’s wudu, wudu remains intact. Therefore the conclusion we can come to is that if you are certain that you have passed gas, without doubts, then your wudu is broken, even where this would happen without sound or smell. (Fathul Bari p.300 v.1)

Only Allah Knows Best

Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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