What Is The Ruling of Releasing Gas During Prayer?
Name of Questioner: Khan
Date: 26-12-2019 11:15:58 AM
If a person breaks his ablution (wudu) while offering prayer in congregation, does he have to repeat the prayer or the prayer would be accepted?
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Ali ibn Abi Talib (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: "When any of you breaks wind during the prayer, he should turn away, perform ablution, and repeat the prayer." (Abu Dawud)
It as also narrated that Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said, "The prayer of a person who does Hadath is not accepted till he performs (repeats) the ablution. "A person from Hadaramout asked Abu Huraira, "What is 'Hadath'? "Abu Huraira replied, "'Hadath' means the passing of wind from the anus." (Al-Bukhari)
To be in the state of wudu is an absolutely obligatory pre-condition when offering ones prayers. If one passes wind during prayers or breaks ones wudu, that person must leave the prayers immediately, re-do the wudu and then perform the prayer again.
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