Should I Pray Sitting down Because of Excessive Gas?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu,

If one is suffering from excessive gas should he pray sitting down if that will stop the problem from occurring? Even for obligatory prayers?
If I pray standing, I often find it very difficult to maintain wudu.

Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah.

No, you should pray standing, and ignore any misgivings and feelings unless you hear or smell something.

And ask Allah to lift the difficulty from you by His Infinite Grace.

Please see: Dealing With the Constant Feeling that Gas Exits After Wudu and: Chronic Passing of Small Amounts of Gas and: Chronic Gas Problems

And Allah alone gives success.


Tabraze Azam

Checked & Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani