Is My Ablution Nullified Upon Hearing a Sound?

Question:
Is my ablution nullified upon hearing a sound?
Answer:
Dear questioner,
Thank you for your important question.
May Allah, Most High reward you for your desire to increase in knowledge.
Your ablution (wudu) is not nullified until you are certain that gas left the body, regardless of whether you hear a sound from your stomach.
The Hadith you are referring to is:
Abu Huraira (Allah be pleased with him) narrated that Allah’s Messenger (Allah bless him and give him peace) said: “If one of you feels a disturbance in his stomach and doubts whether he has released some wind or not, then he should not leave the mosque unless he hears its sound or smells (its) odor.”
[Muslim, al-Sahih]
In his commentary on this Hadith, Shaykh Nurul Din al-Itr says: “Hearing a sound or smelling a scent is not a condition for the nullifying of ablution. Rather, the intended meaning behind these words is the attainment of certainty that gas has left the body. [Nurul Din al-Itr, I’ilam al-Anam]
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[Ustadh] Omar Popal
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani