Does an Internal Wind Break My Wudu?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Ustadh Sufyan Qufi


Sometimes it happens that it feels like there is something called an inner fart. Like it does not comes out; it happens internally or something. Does this break wudu?


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

No, as long as filth has not exited your body, you can be sure that you are still in a state of ritual purity and that your wudu is not broken. [Shurunbulali, Nur al-Idah]

Thus, you can ignore any internal movement in your body regarding purity.

Abbas ibn Tamim has reported that his uncle asked the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) about a man who suspects that he passed wind during prayer. The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said: “He should not leave his prayer unless he hears a sound or finds a smell.” [Bukhari]

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And Allah knows best.

[Ustadh] Sufyan Qufi
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Sufyan Qufi is an advanced seeker of knowledge, originally from Algeria, who grew up in France. He began searching far and wide for answers to the fundamental questions of life and was disappointed at the answers he found.

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