Suffering from IBS and Tawāf

14th May 2024

السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته

 Question: I have a question about preforming umrah. I understand in order to do tawāf we have to be in the state of wudhu. I suffer from IBS and constantly pass wind sometimes every few minutes. Please can you advise me on what this means for while I try to preform umrah. I’m afraid that if I’m constantly passing wind will my umrah/tawāf be accepted.?


الجواب حامداً و مصلياً

In the name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful



It is important to first understand the conditions for a person to become mazoor (excused person) and to remain mazoor have different meanings. If due to the constant passing of wind you are unable to keep your wudhu with ease for one complete fardh Salāh time nor able to pray Salāh either then you will be classed as a Shari mazoor person. If after that, the passing of wind continues but not necessarily encompassing the entire time will not revoke your mazoor status so long as it continues even least once during the fardh Salāh time.[1]

The ruling for a mazoor person is that their wudhu only needs to be renewed before every fardh Salāh time. To illustrate this with an example, if the illness of constantly passing wind continued throughout Dhuhr time the first time of its occurrence, then they would be considered mazoor from that point on even if it happened merely once thereafter. This wudhu will remain intact (despite the illness) as of which you can perform as many worships as you wish until the end time of that Salāh. You must then renew your wudhu when the next Salāh time begins.

In reference to your query, as you said you pass wind every few minutes and not being able to retain your wudhu then based on the above explanation, you qualify as a mazoor. You may continue to perform tawāf as your wudhu will remain intact until the Salāh time ends. If you do not complete your tawāf by then then you must renew your wudhu and then continue with your tawāf.


Allah Knows Best.


Written by Apa Sumayyah Abdul Alim

Reviewed by: Mufti Abdul Waheed

Attested by : Shaykh Saiful Islam

 JKN Fatawa Department


[1] Ibn Abideen Kitaabut Tahaarah vol 1 pg 305

(وَصَاحِبُ عُذْرٍ مَنْ بِهِ سَلَسٌ) بَوْلٍ لَا يُمْكِنُهُ إمْسَاكُهُ (أَوْ اسْتِطْلَاقُ بَطْنٍ أَوْ انْفِلَاتُ رِيحٍ أَوْ اسْتِحَاضَةٌ) أَوْ بِعَيْنِهِ رَمَدٌ أَوْ عَمَشٌ أَوْ غَرَبٌ، وَكَذَا كُلُّ مَا يَخْرُجُ بِوَجَعٍ وَلَوْ مِنْ أُذُنٍ وَثَدْيٍ وَسُرَّةٍ (إنْ اسْتَوْعَبَ عُذْرُهُ تَمَامَ وَقْتِ صَلَاةٍ مَفْرُوضَةٍ)

بِأَنْ لَا يَجِدَ فِي جَمِيعِ وَقْتِهَا زَمَنًا يَتَوَضَّأُ وَيُصَلِّي فِيهِ خَالِيًا عَنْ الْحَدَثِ (وَلَوْ حُكْمًا) لِأَنَّ الِانْقِطَاعَ الْيَسِيرَ مُلْحَقٌ بِالْعَدَمِ (وَهَذَا شَرْطُ) الْعُذْرِ (فِي حَقِّ الِابْتِدَاءِ، وَفِي) حَقِّ (الْبَقَاءِ كَفَى وُجُودُهُ فِي جُزْءٍ مِنْ الْوَقْتِ) وَلَوْ مَرَّةً (وَفِي) حَقِّ الزَّوَالِ يُشْتَرَطُ (اسْتِيعَابُ الِانْقِطَاعِ) تَمَامَ الْوَقْتِ (حَقِيقَةً) لِأَنَّهُ الِانْقِطَاعُ الْكَامِلُ-


Al ikhtiyar – Ktaabut Taharah vol 1 pg 30

وَالْمَعْذُورُ هُوَ الَّذِي لَا يَمْضِي عَلَيْهِ وَقْتُ صَلَاةٍ إِلَّا وَالْحَدَثُ الَّذِي ابْتُلِيَ بِهِ مَوْجُودٌ) حَتَّى لَوِ انْقَطَعَ الدَّمُ وَقْتًا كَامِلًا خَرَجَ مِنْ أَنْ يَكُونَ  صَاحِبَ عُذْرٍ  مِنْ وَقْتِ الِانْقِطَاعِ. – المكتبة الشاملة