Praying while holding in wind

24-2-2016 | IslamWeb


Assalaamu alaykum. In most of my prayers, I feel like passing wind, so I do hold it in sometimes and continue my prayer, especially when it happens too often. I do not have any medical issues that could cause that; I prayed about this, but it seems to be more of a psychological issue. I always feel guilty about holding it in because when I ask about it, I am told that it is wrong. In any case, it distracts me from my prayers. What should I do? Should I continue praying like this?


All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

It seems that you are merely suffering from waswaas (obsessive whisperings) and the evil work of the devil. You should disregard such whisperings and carry on with your prayer without paying any attention to them until Allaah relieves you of this burden.

Even if we assume that you pray while holding back gas, your prayer is valid. Therefore, there is no reason for your worries.

Allaah knows best.