What Is the Ruling of Breaking Wind During Prayer?

Breaking Wind During Prayer


I heard hadiths that if a person breaks wind during prayer, he does not have to leave the prayer unless he hears sound or finds a smell. So, if I know that I broke wind, could I still continue my prayer because I did not either hear sound or find a smell?


Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: “If any one of you has pain in his abdomen, but is doubtful whether or not anything has issued from him, be should not leave the mosque unless he hears a sound or perceives a smell.” (Muslim)

`Abbad ibn Tamim said: My uncle asked Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) about a person who imagined to have passed wind during the prayer. The Prophet (peace be upon him) replied: “He should not leave his prayers unless he hears sound or smells something.” (Al-Bukhari)

First of all, the Prophet (peace be upon him) directed us to relieve ourselves before offering prayer. Wudu’ (ablution) cannot be invalidated by doubt, rather a person must be certain that he/she has broken it. In case he/she is certain that he has broken his ablution, then he should stop praying and perform a new ablution.

Responding to this question, Dr. Muhammad Salah states that a person must be in a state of purification while offering prayer. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “Allah does not accept any prayer without purification…” (Ibn Majah)

Do not miss watching this important fatwa with Dr. Muhammad Salah to know the ruling of breaking wind during prayer.


Source: Iqra Youtube Channel.

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