Do Inner Rumblings Invalidate My Wudu?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Ustadh Sufyan Qufi


I am suffering from inner rumblings. However, no gas is released from my anus. However, a sound is made. Is this the same as passing wind, thus breaking my wudu?


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

No, your wudu is not invalidated in this situation.

It is explicitly mentioned in Ibn ‘Abidin’s Hashya, the primary reference for Fatwa in the Hanafi school, that if you are confident that the air that went out was not coming from inside your belly but instead was simply a convulsion of the lower part of the body, then your wudu is not broken. This is understood from the following hadith:

Abbad Ibn Tamim narrated, from his paternal uncle, that he complained to the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) about when a man thinks something has happened during the prayer. He said: “Do not stop unless you hear a sound or notice a smell.” [Bukhari]

And Allah knows best.

[Ustadh] Sufyan Qufi
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