Does Air Exiting From the Front Privates of a Female Invalidate Her Wudu? (Shafi’i)

Shafi'i Fiqh

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan

Question: Assalam alaykum,

Does passing wind through the front privates of a female invalidate her wudu according to the Shafi’i school?

Answer:Wa alaykum al-Salam

The general rule is that anything, air our solid, that exists from the back or front privates invalidates the wudu. Accordingly, the wudu of a lady who passes wind through her front private, will be invalid.

And Allah knows best
[Shaykh] Abdurragmaan Khan

For the ruling according to the Hanafi school please see:

Does Vaginal Discharge Break Wudu?

Shaykh Abdurragmaan
received ijazah ’ammah from various luminaries, including but not restricted to: Habib Umar ibn Hafiz—a personality who affected him greatly and who has changed his relationship with Allah, Maulana Yusuf Karaan—the former Mufti of Cape Town; Habib ‘Ali al-Mashhur—the current Mufti of Tarim; Habib ‘Umar al-Jaylani—the Shafi‘i Mufti of Makkah; Sayyid Ahmad bin Abi Bakr al-Hibshi; Habib Kadhim as-Saqqaf; Shaykh Mahmud Sa’id Mamduh; Maulana Abdul Hafiz al-Makki; Shaykh Ala ad-Din al-Afghani; Maulana Fazlur Rahman al-Azami and Shaykh Yahya al-Gawthani amongst others.