What Are the Things That Break Wudu

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani


What are the things that break wudu?

Anything that exits from the private parts, even if it is not customary, such as a worm or stones. Vomitting the mouthful breaks the wudu, blood (B: from the mouth or throat) that overcomes one’s saliva or equals it. The sleep of one whose rear is not firmly seated, loss of consciousness, madness, and drunkenness also break the wudu. The laughter of an aware adult person is a prayer that contains bowing and prostration, even for the one praying by head motions alone amid the other things also break the wudu.


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