Hi all readers! Are you looking for an explanation of “does flatulence break wudu?”? If your answer is “Yes”, congratulations! Now you are reading the right article. Why? Because that is what I will explain in this article. As Muslims, we must understand that. That’s why I wrote this article. So, you should read it to the end!
Specifically, there are two important things about “does flatulence break wudu?” which I will explain in this article. Two important things I mean are as follows:
Flatulence and Wudu
The first important thing about “does flatulence break wudu?” what I will explain now is flatulence and wudu. I want you to understand these two things first because they are some of the basic things in this discussion that must be understood properly.
Flatulence is a condition when there is discomfort in the stomach. A person who experiences this condition, his stomach feels distended, tight, full, and has a lot of gas. Flatulence can happen to anyone, both children and adults. In most cases, stomach ulcers are generally caused by the consumption of certain types of food and drink.
There are many causes of flatulence. Some of the causes are as follows:
- Swallowing air when eating or drinking.
- Too many soft drinks.
- Eating too fast.
- Hormones are unstable, especially in women in the pre-menstrual phase.
- Gastrointestinal tract infections (diarrhea due to bacterial, parasitic, or viral infections).
The thing to remember is that flatulence is a condition, not a disease. However, flatulence can be a sign of certain diseases. This condition generally appears when a person has digestive problems.
The problem for Muslims is, there is some people who do not know whether their wudu is broken or not if their stomach is bloated. I think it is a very logical concern because if their wudu is broken, they are not allowed to perform some of the acts of worship in Islam that require them to be in a holy condition, such as prayer.
We can find an explanation that if the wudu of Muslims is broken, they are not allowed to pray in the following hadith:
عَنْ أَبِيْ هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ أَنَّ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ : لَا يَقْبَلُ اللهُ صَلَاةَ أَحَدِكُمْ إِذَا أَحْدَثَ حَتَّى يَتَوَضَّأَ . مُتَّفَقٌ عَلَيْهِ
From Abu Hurairah radiyallahu anhu, that the Messenger of Allah (Prophet Muhammad) sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, “Allah does not accept someone’s prayer from you if he has hadas (small hadas) until he performs wudu.” This hadith was narrated by al-Bukhari and Muslim.
عَنْ عَلِيٍّ بْنِ طَلْقٍ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ : قَالَ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ : إِذَا فَسَا أَحَدُكُمْ فِي الصَّلَاةِ فَلْيَنْصَرِفْ وَلْيَتَوَضَّأْ وَلْيُعِدْ الصَّلَاةَ . رَوَاهُ الْخَمْسَةَ
From Ali bin Thalq radliyallahu anhu, he said, “The Messenger of Allah (Prophet Muhammad) has said, “If one of you has emitted a soundless wind from his anus while praying (salat), then let him go out and perform wudu, then repeat the prayer (salat).” The hadith was narrated by five people (Ahmad, Abu Daud, at-Tirmidhi, an-Nasa’i, Ibn Majah).
That’s a brief explanation of flatulence and wudu. As Muslims, we must understand that.