Keeping Wudu in Prayer.

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum What is the ruling on trying to avoid releasing gas during salat? Answer: Wa ‘alaykum as-salam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh. I pray you are well. Praying whilst needs to break wind or relieve yourself is prohibitively disliked. It is superior to end the prayer, renew one’s wudu, […]

Uncertainty Ruining my Prayers

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat gives advice on how to deal with uncertainty about wudu and purity when one has chronic gas troubles. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I know that Prophet, blessings and peace be upon him, said that in case of doubt, wudu doesn’t break unless one hears the sounds or finds […]

Do Gas Exiting “Inside the Body” Break My Ritual Purity?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam aleykum, I have excessive gas throughout my body such that I can hear it all the way from the top of my digestive tract with no feeling of gas exiting the body. If I hear such a sound can I assume my wudu is still valid? Would it […]

I Always Think That I Have Lost My Wudu During Prayer. What Can I Do?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question:As salam alaykum, Praying for me has become a very difficult task. I have difficulty sustaining Wudu, as I have confusions regarding whether or not I passed wind. Most of the time, I have to stop mid-prayer and repeat the entire process. Also, I feel as if I have urine […]

When Are Makeup Prayers Valid?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaykum, (1) Is my Isha prayer valid if I make it up before the Fajr prayer after dawn? (2) Should I repeat my prayer if I get the feeling to have let go a wind during prayer but think I didn’t and later on, after the prayer […]

Struggling To Keep My Ritual Purity: Is There Any Leeway?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Salam Alaykum, I have to make wudu for every prayer because I constantly break my wudu by passing wind. During Ramadan if I make one wudu for ‘isha prayer and taraweeh is that okay? Or should I renew wudu for each prayer and each set of taraweeh? Also for […]

A Reader on Ritual Purity, Urine Leakage and Misgivings

‘Verily this religion is ease, and none make this religion difficult except that it overwhelms them.’ [Bukhari] Drops of urine during prayer: simply misgivings? Key Principles Relating to Certainty, Doubt, and Baseless Misgivings (waswasa) Checking Clothing for Drops of Urine Praying in Clothes Affected by Urine Dripping Problem Urine Leakage, Chronic Gas, and Misgivings How […]

Consistent Flatulence and Tarawih Prayer

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: I suffer from consistent flatulence.  Every year during Ramadan I get discouraged from taraweeh, tahajjud, and reading the Qur’an due to the extreme flatulence I experience. I know I am suppose to disregard doubts but sometimes i might be like 70 to 99% sure i passed gas. keeping my […]

Urine Leakage, Chronic Gas, and Misgivings

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question:  For a while now I have had a problem with urine leakage after going to the bathroom. Usually, this only happens after urinating and the only position that it really leaks out in is while in Sujud.  If I use the washroom right beforehand, this problem makes praying in […]

Cleaning After the Exiting of Gas

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Scientifically, gas released is actually an aerosol (liquid droplets suspended in a gas). According to the Hanafi school, are these liquid droplets considered part of the gas and thus pure, or are they considered a liquid exiting from one’s rear private part and thus impure? Does one have to […]