Passing wind invalidates Wudu'


Should a person perform Istinja’ (cleansing the private parts with water after urination or defecation) or Istijmar (cleansing the private parts with hard material after urination or defecation) after breaking wind? Does it invalidate Wudu’ (ablution)? What is the religious ruling on a person who smells a bad odor after performing Wudu’? Is their Salah (prayer) valid? Some people say that it is valid, because breaking wind does not invalidate Wudu’. Kindly enlighten me, may Allah reward you!


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Breaking wind invalidates Wudu’. However, it does not necessitate Istinja’ or Istijmar. Whoever offers Salah (prayer) after breaking wind, must perform Wudu’ and repeat Salah, as their Salah is invalid.

May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet, his family and Companions