If a person breaks wind continuously,

Q: I suffer from flatulence and excessive wind which prevents me from performing Wudu’ (ablution) except when the due time for Salah (prayer) begins. If I pass wind while praying, what is the ruling on my Salah? I have taken several medications, but to no avail. Am I permitted to perform Wudu’ before Jumu‘ah (Friday) Prayer by one or two hours, to earn the reward promised for that action? Please enlighten me.


A: All praise be to Allah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions. If the case is as you mentioned, that you suffer from continuous release of intestinal gas; you should perform Wudu’ for every Salah after the beginning of its due time, and there is no harm in what is passed out of you afterwards. As for Jumu‘ah Prayer, you should perform Wudu’ for it before the Khatib (preacher) starts delivering the Khutbah (sermon) to be able to listen to it and then perform Salah.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

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