Release wind during prayer
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mera ek sawal hai? mai jub umra ke liye jata hu ramadan ke time to mai umra karte waqt bahoot bar gass chutta hai aur mai baar baar waju karne jata hu to please muje bataye koye soution. aur kabhi kabhi namaz ke time gass chut jata hai aur mai middle ke safe me khada ho kar namaj padhata hu aur mai muszid se bahar nahi nikal sakta hu wazu ke liye gass chutne ke baad to keya mera namaj hoga ya nahi. aur us waqt keya karna chahiye. ha muje koyee pet ki bimari nahi hai. please help me because i am planing to go for umra after 5 days. and this time Inchahallah i will go for hujj too.
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Release wind during prayer
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Translation of the Question:
I have a question? Whenever I go for Umrah in Ramadan, during the pilgrimage I happen to release wind, and I have to go again and again to perform the wudu. Please give me a solution. And sometimes during prayer I happen to release wind; and I am standing in the middle rows and cannot leave the masjid to redo the wudu. Is my prayer acceptable or not? And what should I do at that time? I do not have any medical ailment. Please help me because I am planning to go for Umra after 5 days and this time Insha Allah I will go for Hajj too.
Your Question: Whenever I go for Umrah in Ramadan, during the pilgrimage I happen to release wind, and I have to go again and again to perform the wudu. Please give me a solution.
The Umrah pilgrimage basically consists of two main rites:
- The seven tawaafs or circumambulation around the Kaaba.
- The sai or walking between the mounts of Safa and Marwa.
It is absolutely obligatory to be in the state of wudu when doing the tawaaf of the Kaaba, during the pilgrimage or otherwise. If one happens to break ones state of wudu before one has completed the seven tawaafs, one should re-do the wudu and complete their remaining tawaaf rounds.
The scholars and jurists in Islam are unanimous in their opinion that one does not need to be in the state of wudu when performing the sai between Safa and Marwah.
Thus if one happens to release wind or break their wudu after they have completed the seven tawaafs, and offerred the two-rakah prayer after the tawaafs; one may complete the sai rites without being in the state of wudu.
Your Question: And sometimes during prayer I happen to release wind; and I am standing in the middle rows and cannot leave the masjid to redo the wudu. Is my prayer acceptable or not?
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Maidah verse 6:
6 O ye who believe! When ye prepare for prayer wash your faces and your hands (and arms) to the elbows; rub your heads (with water); and (wash) your feet to the ankles.
To be in the state of purity and wudu is an absolute pre-condition for any prayer to be acceptable in Shariah. If one has broken their state of wudu during their prayers, it is absolutely obligatory for them to re-do the wudu and perform the prayer again. A prayer performed without being in the state of wudu is absolutely unacceptable in Shariah.
Your Question: And what should I do at that time?
If one perchance happens to release wind and thus break their wudu while they are praying in congregation, they should immediately leave the congregation, re-do the wudu and offer the prayer again.
In the event that the masjid is absolutely full and one is unable to leave the masjid to re-do their wudu, one should still leave the prayer and the congregation and find themselves a place where they can wait (near a pillar, at the end of a row, etc.) until the prayer in completed .and then re-do the wudu and offer the prayer again. Under no circumstances should one who has broken their wudu continue their prayer with the congregation.
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