Wudu - Constant Feeling of Passing Gas
  • Question:

    I always make a fresh wudu for every prayer, but I have might have a gas problem. Before wudu I try to make sure the my gas is expelled But during prayer at the masjid, after one or two rakats, I feel like gas is releasing in a very low amount. Should I stop my prayer and redo ablution? My home is far from masjid and I’m likely to miss the congregation if I leave for wudu.


    Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

    Thank you for your question.

    Perform wudu, and then ignore any feelings and sensations that you get. Unless you hear or smell something, assume nothing happened.

    The basis is that you have wudu. And certainty is not lifted by subsequent doubts.

    The Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and his Household and grant them peace) has said, “If any of you feels something in his stomach such that it is unclear to him, whether something has come out or not, then he should certainly not leave the mosque, unless he hears a sound or smells an odour.” [Muslim]

    Focus on the prayer, and try your best to ignore the whispers about purity. Think about Allah, ask Him, and realize your neediness towards Him.

    See also: Chronic Passing of Small Amounts of Gas and: A Reader on Waswasa (Baseless misgivings)

    And Allah alone gives success.

    Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam
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