Q&A (Fatwa)


” how many times must one fart to continue his prayer I have a friend who has a farting problem?”


Wa alaykum salaam warahmatullaah wabarakaatuh

This question seems odd to me.

The explanation in the shari’a is that once a disease/ailment is pronounced by someone qualified to do that implying that a mukallaf is suffering from a disease which implies a continuous invalidation of his wudhu.

Then what is obligatory on such a person is to be combining his salaat: dhuhr and asr; maghrib and ishaa.

Then, if experience proves that even in combining both salaat at the time of one of both, the person is not able to maintain his wudhu long enough to observe one salaat, then and only then is the obligation of wudhu lifted from him.

It is never a measure of how many farts he does.

It is because of the following verses:

[وَمَا جَعَلَ عَلَيْكُمْ فِي الدِّينِ مِنْ حَرَجٍ] (الحج: 78)
[مَا يُرِيدُ اللَّهُ لِيَجْعَلَ عَلَيْكُمْ مِنْ حَرَجٍ] (المائدة: 6)
[يُرِيدُ اللَّهُ بِكُمُ الْيُسْرَ وَلَا يُرِيدُ بِكُمُ الْعُسْرَ] (البقرة: 185)

The Ulamaa synthesized the Qaa’idah:

المشقة تجلب التيسير

It is like the one who suffers from what is known as “Salasi Al-Bawl”

Imaam Ad-Dardir – rahimahullaah – said, while commenting on the statement of Khalil:

: وعفي عما يعسر كسلس لازم. يعفى عن كل ما يعسر التحرز عنه من النجاسات بالنسبة للصلاة ودخول المسجد

“And that which imposes difficulty is overlooked such as the flowing (urination). (In its case,) everything of which it is difficult to get free from of the Najaasaat with respect to Salaat and entering the Masjid is overlooked.”

Imaam Ad-Dasuqi – rahimahullaah – in his Haashiyah of Ash-Sharhu Al-Kabir mentioned the Qiyaas on this matter with respect to all Najaasaat that are persistent and impossible to control.

Allaahi A’alam

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