Is Istinja'' (cleansing the private

Q 2: Does breaking wind silently or with noise nullify Wudu' (ablution)? Does it make Istinja' (cleansing the private parts with water) a necessity or is it sufficient to perform regular Wudu' (ablution) that entails Istinshaq (sniffing water), Madmadah (rinsing the mouth), and washing the face etc., to the end of Wudu' without washing the private parts?


A: All Praise be to Allah Alone and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, his family and Companions. To commence: Breaking wind silently or with noise nullifies Wudu` according to the Ijma` (consensus) of scholars. (Part No. 5; Page No. 106) It is obligatory on anyone who does this to perform Wudu` - and this is explained in the answer to the first question - if they want to perform Salah (Prayer). It is not required to perform Istinja' on breaking wind.

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