Does Doubt Break Ablution (Wudu)? ~ Hi all readers! In this article, I will explain the status of a condition that is often experienced by a Muslim when he is praying. The description of the chronology is like this, “Now we are praying. Suddenly in our minds, there are doubts, are we farting or not? “If we are experiencing such conditions, what should we do, even though we understand, on the other hand, that farting can cancel wudu?
As always, before I answer the question above and speak more about does doubt break ablution (wudu), I will present the hadith of the Prophet Muhammad that related to our discussion.
Hadith About Doubt and Ablution (Wudu)
The hadith about doubt and ablution (wudu) that I mean is as follows:
عَنْ اِبْنِ عَبَّاسٍ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُمَا أَنَّ رَسُوْلَ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ ؛ يَأْتِي أَحَدَكُمْ الشَّيْطَانُ فِيْ صَلَاتِهِ فَيَنْفُخُ فِيْ مَقْعَدَتِهِ فَيُخَيَّلُ إِلَيْهِ أَنَّهُ أَحْدَثَ ، وَلَمْ يَحْدِثْ ، فَإِذَا وَجَدَ ذَلِكَ فَلَا يَنْصَرِفْ حَتَّى يَسْمَعَ صَوْتًا أَوْ يَجِدْ رِيْحًا . أَخْرَجَهُ الْبَزَّارُ
From Ibn Abbas the radliyallahu anhuma, that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam once said, “Satan comes to one of you when the person is praying. The devil then drew the ass of the person and made him fantasize that he had worshiped, even though he did not have a prayer. If he finds such a condition, he cannot leave until he hears a sound or finds a smell.” The hadith is narrated by al-Bazzar.
All readers! If we observe the hadith above, then we know that until whenever Satan will not let us go, even when praying. He will always strive so that we do not carry out our obligations as Muslims. He will always damage the good deeds that we have done and that we are doing, especially prayer.
There are some things we need to know about the hadith above;
One; Satan can master servants when the servant is worshiping. Setting to do that is by making him confused, whether he has canceled or not. The aim is for him to cancel his worship. If we experience such conditions, then we must not cancel the worship that we are doing unless we are sure that our ablution (wudu) has been canceled.