Fatwa: # 41732
Category: Jurisprudence and Rulings...
Country: Russian Federation
Date: 28th March 2019


Bloating and gas related issue


I have this problem of gas which makes me very difficult to sustain wadu and prayer too, it mostly happens around 24 hours clock, i have read online that if it happens alot then perform wadu once and offer that particular prayer And my wadu wont break even if the air is released but some places i have read that if there is time for prayer and my gas problem might go away for while then i dont come in this category of madhur.. the thing is there might be times my mind will say yeah the gas issue is gone for a while but then again when i stand up to offer prayer the bloatiness suddenly comes back and all the wind release problem, this problem has made me difficult to offer prayers as iam incertain about that to do, internet is filled with mixed opinions... i am not urcertain that the short period of time when i dont feel gassy will remain same or not when praying as the gas problem appears suddenly


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

In principle, if a person’s gas (releasing of wind) issue was continuous for a complete Salaah time, not leaving enough time to perform wudhu and fardh Salaah then he will be regarded as a Ma’zur (excused). A Ma’zur performs wudhu for every Salaah time. His wudhu will remain intact for the complete Salaah time. The expiry of the Salaah time and any other impurity besides the gas will break his wudhu[i] [ii]

Wudhu will only invalidate if one is absolutely certain of it. A mere doubt does not invalidate the wudhu.[iii]

See the following hadith,

عَنْ عَبَّادِ بْنِ تَمِيمٍ، عَنْ عَمِّهِ، أَنَّهُ شَكَا إِلَى رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم الرَّجُلُ الَّذِي يُخَيَّلُ إِلَيْهِ أَنَّهُ يَجِدُ الشَّىْءَ فِي الصَّلاَةِ‏.‏ فَقَالَ ‏ "‏ لاَ يَنْفَتِلْ ـ أَوْ لاَ يَنْصَرِفْ ـ حَتَّى يَسْمَعَ صَوْتًا أَوْ يَجِدَ رِيحًا ‏"‏‏.‏(البخاري)

Translation: Abbad Radhi Allahu Anhu narrates that my uncle asked Allah's Messenger () about a person who imagined to have passed wind during the prayer. Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaih Wasallam said that one should not leave the Masjid out of a doubt of passing wind until one hears the sound thereof or gets the smell thereof. (Bukhari)[iv]

In the enquired situation, if you were certain about releasing of gas (wind) continuously and there wasn’t enough time to perform wudhu and fardh Salaah, then you will be categorized as a Ma’zur.

We also advise you to seek medical assistance in reducing or eliminating bloating and gasses problems.[v]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mirza Mahmood Baig

Student Darul Iftaa

Jeddah, KSA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


 [i]  الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (1305) 

(وصاحب عذر من به سلس) بول لا يمكنه إمساكه (أو استطلاق بطن أو انفلات ريح أو استحاضة) أو بعينه رمد أو عمش أو غرب، وكذا كل ما يخرج بوجع ولو من أذن وثدي وسرة (إن استوعب عذره تمام وقت صلاة مفروضة)

بأن لا يجد في جميع وقتها زمنا يتوضأ ويصلي فيه خاليا عن الحدث (ولو حكما) لأن الانقطاع اليسير ملحق بالعدم (وهذا شرط) العذر (في حق الابتداء، وفي) حق (البقاء كفى وجوده في جزء من الوقت) ولو مرة (وفي) حق الزوال يشترط (استيعاب الانقطاع) تمام الوقت (حقيقة) لأنه الانقطاع الكامل


الاختيار لتعليل المختار (129)

فَصْلٌ (وَالْمُسْتَحَاضَةُ وَمَنْ بِهِ سَلَسُ الْبَوْلِ وَانْطِلَاقُ الْبَطْنِ وَانْفِلَاتُ الرِّيحِ وَالرُّعَافُ الدَّائِمُ وَالْجُرْحُ الَّذِي لَا يَرْقَأُ، يَتَوَضَّئُونَ لِوَقْتِ كُلِّ صَلَاةٍ وَيُصَلُّونَ بِهِ مَا شَاءُوا) لِرِوَايَةِ ابْنِ عُمَرَ أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ - صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ - قَالَ: «تَتَوَضَّأُ الْمُسْتَحَاضَةُ لِوَقْتِ كُلِّ صَلَاةٍ»

الفتاوى الهندية -ط. دار الفكر (141)

وَمَنْ بِهِ سَلَسُ الْبَوْلِ أو اسْتِطْلَاقِ الْبَطْنِ أو انْفِلَاتِ الرِّيحِ أو رُعَافٍ دَائِمٌ أو جُرْحٍ لَا يُرْقَأُ يَتَوَضَّئُونَ لِوَقْتِ كل صَلَاةٍ وَيُصَلُّونَ بِذَلِكَ الْوُضُوءِ في الْوَقْتِ ما شَاءُوا من الْفَرَائِضِ وَالنَّوَافِلِ هَكَذَا في الْبَحْرِ الرَّائِقِ


فتاوي محموديه: 8/240


احسن الفتاوى: 2/73  


[ii] You may refer to fatwa # 16973 for more details on the rules of a Ma’zur.


[iii] الأشباه والنظائر - حنفي (ص: 75)

 القاعدة الثالثة : اليقين لا يزول بالشك


[iv] صحيح البخاري ـ م م (1/ 39)

باب لا يتوضأ من الشك حتى يستيقن

137 - حدثنا علي قال حدثنا سفيان قال حدثنا الزهري عن سعيد بن المسيب عن عباد بن تميم عن عمه أنه شكا إلى رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم الرجل الذي يخيل إليه أنه يجد الشيء في الصلاة فقال لا ينفتل أو لا ينصرف حتى يسمع صوتا أو يجد ريحا


[v] 11 Proven Ways to Reduce or Eliminate Bloating

Eighteen ways to reduce bloating

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