Actions That Break Wudhu

بِسْمِ اللّٰهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ

“In the name of Allah the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.”

Actions that break wudhu:

1. Passing urine / stool/ air or anything from the private areas.
2. For blood to come out from anywhere & FLOW.
3. Vomiting a mouthful.
4. Falling asleep leaning on something or lying down
5. Fainting / becoming unconscious
6. Becoming insane
7. Laughing out loudly in salaah.

-If one passes wind from the front then wudhu will NOT break.

– If you see someones satr (the part of the body which needs to be covered) or someone sees your after performing wudhu, then wudhu will not break. However to reveal one’s satr without any need is a sin.

-If water comes out of a person’s eyes, ears, nipples & navel with pain (due to an illness), wudhu will break.

-If a person vomits little by little at a time & it equals a mouthful, then wudhu will break.

-If one becomes so intoxicated that they lose their senses & cannot even walk properly, then wudhu will break.

-If one laughs in salaah in a way that only they hear it themselves, then only their salaah will break. However if one laughs so loudly in salaah, that others around them hear, then wudhu & salaah will break.

– If one releases MADHI (fluid which releases due to sexual arousement) due to the opposite gender touching them or just by thinking of them, wudhu will break.

-When the private parts of a couple come in contact with one another (without any barrier such as clothes) wudhu will break.

-If one sees blood in their saliva, then if the blood is more or equal to the amount of saliva & the colour is more on the red side then wudhu will break.

Ruling Regarding Discharge

If a female is certain that the discharge she is experiencing is produced only in the vagina then such discharge is pure and does not even nullify wudhu. This ruling is applicable on condition the discharge is clear or white (normal color). If it is mixed with blood or the discharge is due to arousal (madhi) the wudhu will be invalidated.

However, in most cases females are unaware of the exact origin of their discharge (the vagina or the cervix). Therefore wudhu should be renewed before salaah. This is so because of the possibility the discharge may be from the cervix and thus impure.

If one’s discharge is so severe, that she cannot keep her wudhu for even two rakahs of salaah in an entire time of salah then she would be considered ma’zūr (excused). As a result, she can make wudu whenever the time of each Salaah begins and for that entire period of Salaah she will have wudu and the discharge will not invalidate her wudu. For example, if she made wudu in the time of Dhuhr, her wudu will not be invalidated because of this discharge until the end of Dhuhr time. When the time ends, a new wudu will need to be made that would be valid for Asr and so on. However, if a woman’s wudu is invalidated for any other reason then her wudu will be broken.

The condition for the continuation of this excused state (Madhur) after it has been established is that the problem reoccurs at least once during every subsequent prayer time. One no longer remains a madhur (excused person) when the complete time of an obligatory prayer passes without the problem occurring even once.

If a women’s discharge is not severe, then her wudhu will only break when she experiences discharge.

~Written by Umm Aa’ishah -Graduate of Ar-Rahman Madrassah (Bolton)