Ruling on an Imam who goes into a state of minor ritual impurity during Salah

A: If the Imam breaks wind during Salah, he should discontinue his Salah and pull one of the Ma'mums (people being led by an Imam in Prayer) to lead the people in Salah instead of him. The previous part of the Ma'mums' Salah is valid, so it may be continued as a congregational Prayer. It is also permissible for each of them to continue it on his own. However, the Imam's Wudu' (ablution) is invalidated, and the part of Salah he has offered is nullified. He should discontinue the Salah, perform Wudu' again, and repeat the Salah.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.