Does Fart That Has No Sound and No Smell Break Prayer (Salat)? ~ Hi all readers! In this article and a number of subsequent articles, I will explain prayer. In Islamic teachings, prayer is the second foundation of one’s Islam. There is even a hadith that explains, that prayer determines the good or bad deeds of someone else. As Muslims, we are required to pray in a good way. We are also required to purify ourselves from various kinds of traditions. Without that the prayers that we do will not be valid.
When we pray, we are still required to maintain the sanctity of the body. There must be no unclean thing that sticks to our body, our clothes, and the place we use to pray. In addition, we are also required to maintain the purity of the body from the hadith.
But the problem commonly experienced by someone who is praying is farting. In Islamic teachings, farting is one of the factors that can damage a person’s holiness. If someone has farted, then he may not perform prayer, ablution, etc. In general, if someone is farting, a sound will be heard and an unpleasant odor will occur. But what if the fart doesn’t have a sound and doesn’t smell anything? Can it ruin a person’s holiness? What should someone do if he experiences the incident when he is praying?
As always, before I speak further, I will quote one hadith that is specifically related to our discussion. Pay attention!
Hadith About Fart That Has No Sound and No Smell
The hadith about fart that has no sound and no smell that I mean is as follows:
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 radliyallaahu ‘anhu, he said, “The Messenger of Allah sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam said, “If one of you has issued a silent wind from the anus while praying, then let him come out and perform ablution, then repeat his prayer.” The hadith is narrated by five people (Ahmad, Abu Daud, at-Tirmidhi, an-Nasa’i, Ibn Majah).
Before I answer some of the questions above, there are some important things related to the hadith above that we need to understand;
One; The exit of the wind from the anus can cancel the prayer. It is analogous to all things that come out of two roads, the front road (penis and vagina) and the back road (anus).
Two; Prayers become null with the hadas. If someone experiences this, then he must repeat his prayer.