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2137: Istinjaa’ for breaking wind


Our religious studies teacher told us that it is makrooh (disliked) to do wudoo’ after breaking wind, and that if a person passes wind from his back passage after making wudoo’, it is makrooh for him to do wudoo’ again. Is this correct?

Published Date: 1998-07-22

Praise be to Allaah.

Doing istinjaa’ after breaking wind is disliked because it is extreme, but if a person passes wind after making wudoo’, this invalidates his wudoo’, according to the consensus of the Muslim scholars. Washing the private parts is not called wudoo’; it is called istinjaa’ if water is used and istijmaar if stones or similar materials are used.

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Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid
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