Does Wind or Discharge from the Vagina Break Wudu?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Ustadh Sufyan Qufi


Say someone usually checks for vaginal discharge before making wudu. They did this check to make wudu for Zuhr, and think it may have caused vaginal bubbles, which may come out as farts of the vagina. Should they repeat the prayer, as they had a vaginal fart come out during Zuhr?


I pray this finds you in the best of states.

Vaginal Flatulence

Vaginal flatulence (wind passing through the vagina) does not break your wudu. [Shurunbulali, Nur al-Idah]

This ruling is because this event is likely due to a convulsion of the private part, not a wind exiting the body. And even, in the case of wind, wudu will not break because this wind is not carrying filth. [Shurunbulali, Maraqi al-Falah]  

Clear Vaginal Discharge

As stated in a previous answer at SeekersGuidance:

“Clear [or white] vaginal discharge does not invalidate your ritual ablution (wudu) as it is legally considered to be akin to a form of sweating. But if renewing your ablution doesn’t involve much hardship, it would be superior to do so given the difference of opinion on the matter.”

Please see:
Do All Vaginal Discharges Invalidate My Wudu?

And Allah knows best.

[Ustadh] Sufyan Qufi
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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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