How Can a Person with a Constant Gas Problem Perform ’Umra?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat


If a middle-aged male has uncontrollable and constant gas and filth-related issues, how can he perform ‘umra?

Can such a person perform Salah and do tawaf? And can he enter Prophet’s (Allah bless him and give him peace) mosque and perform Salah? And what will be the precautions or way to perform ‘umra? What about people nearby? Will it obstruct them by any means?


Yes, a person with such a condition can perform an ‘umra and visit the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) and pray in the Rawda or any other part of the mosque. You have a chronic excuse, and that has its ruling.

We have many detailed answers on this issue. Please check them; they will explain how to perform the prayer with your condition.

There is something called Activated Charcoal which comes in the form of capsules. This is very effective in preventing gas problems. You should also look into getting your gut bacteria in balance. This will help a great deal.

‘Umra With a Chronic Excuse

The only elements of the ‘umra which require wudu are the tawaf and the additional voluntary prayers. The sa’i does not require wudu. The ruling of the chronic excuse will help you a great deal here.

As for being in either of the mosques, as long as there is no filth transferring from your person. Take the means for this, and you’ll be fine insha’Allah. May Allah accept it from you. [Qari, al Maslak al-Mutaqassit]

Make the Most of Your ‘Umra

The ‘uma is a huge opportunity. Ask Allah to open the doors of good for you and facilitate your din, dunya, and akhira. The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “An ‘umra to the next is an expiation for what is between them.” [Bukhari] You could end up returning sinless.

May Allah accept it from you.

[Shaykh] Abdul-Rahim Reasat
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat began his studies in Arabic Grammar and Morphology in 2005. After graduating with a degree in English and History he moved to Damascus in 2007 where, for 18 months, he studied with many erudite scholars. In late 2008 he moved to Amman, Jordan, where he continued his studies for the next six years in Sacred Law (fiqh), legal theory (Usul al-fiqh), theology, hadith methodology, hadith commentary, and Logic. He was also given licenses of mastery in the science of Quranic recital and he was able to study an extensive curriculum of Quranic sciences, tafsir, Arabic grammar, and Arabic eloquence.