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Does Vomiting Break Wudu (Ablution)? | 5 Conditions

By October 27, 2022No Comments
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In Islam, Wudu is a ritual purification process performed by Muslims. The ritual includes washing one’s face and arms with water.

In addition, the left pinkie should be used to clean the nostrils. Then, a person should wipe the remaining part of his or her body with the right hand. Finally, a person must recite the aqidah.

The exercise of Wudu has a lot of benefits, both monetary and spiritual. If a Muslim does wudu a minimum of five times each day, he will create a cleaning habit that will protect him from disease-causing chemicals and cleanse him of microbes.

They are observable benefits that come from doing wudu. Wudu is also beneficial on a spiritual level in a variety of ways.

The Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (peace be upon him) instructed Anas bin Malik to do wudu in such a way that it was thorough and accurate for the guardian angels to revere him and for his lifespan to be extended.

The practice of Wudu provides radiance to the face and happiness to the spirit. It is a means of making amends for one’s more insignificant mistakes. The Messenger of Allah expresses it in the following manner:

The Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (peace be upon him) said, “Minor sins are pardoned provided wudu is performed as commanded and prayers are given as recommended.”

The wudu is the spiritual armor that a Christian must wear. He protects himself from feelings and desires that are not pleasant.

As long as he continues to do wudu, he will be able to rid his mind of the debilitating effects caused by the illusions and negative emotions that afflict it.

People are often protected from the wickedness of unclean and impure individuals and kept at a safe distance from them as a result of wudu.

According to one interpretation of the hadith, a person can attain the status of martyrdom if they die while doing the ritual of wudu.

According to the statements found in a variety of hadiths, it is inevitable that the wudu organs of believers would be dazzling, gorgeous, and luminous. It is a property that was not given to any other ummah at any point in time.

Does Vomit Break Wudu?

You might have heard the question: Does vomit break wudu? You might think that a mouthful of food, water, or even bile invalidates a wudu. The truth is that this is not necessarily true. There are some conditions why vomit does not invalidate a wudu.

Condition # 01

Unintentional vomit does not invalidate wudu. It’s important to understand that a man cannot break wudu if he vomits unintentionally.

In addition, a man can not break wudu if he vomits when he is sick or loses his mind. In the Maliki Fiqah, an unintentional vomit does not invalidate Wudu.

Condition # 02

If the vomit is not a mouthful either it is intentional or unintentional, it does not invalidate wudu. However, if you can stop vomiting before performing the Wudu ritual, it is better to do so.

Condition # 03

Some people believe that vomiting breaks a wudu but that is not the case. According to Sharia, the only exception is if the vomit is not mouthful and is accompanied by the smell of vomit. It is only required to wash clothes and throw away vomit.

But if you want to make a new wudu for your satisfaction or hygiene then you can make it but it does not have any concern with Islamic sharia.

How Does Vomiting Break Wudu?

There are some conditions on how vomit invalidates a wudu.

Condition # 01

If the vomit is intentional then it invalidates wudu.

Condition # 02

If the vomit is a mouthful and has a bad smell either it is intentional or unintentional, it invalidates wudu.

Does Swallowing Vomit Break Wudu?

A fatwa is going to be noted here in this regard:

“All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammad, Sallallahu ʻalayhi wa Sallam, is His Slave and Messenger.

The scholars held different opinions on whether or not vomiting is one of the things that invalidate the ablution and accordingly renders the prayer invalid. Please refer to Fatwa 84093. The view adopted on Islamweb is that vomit does not invalidate the ablution.

However, it is impermissible to swallow the vomit deliberately because it is ritually impure. Swallowing vomit deliberately during the prayer renders it invalid. The Kuwaiti Encyclopedia of Islamic Jurisprudence reads, “According to the Maalikis, if one is overcome by an insignificant amount of pure vomit and did not swallow any of it, his prayer is not invalid; but if it was impure or a large amount or one swallowed some of it deliberately, his prayer is invalid. If the person swallows any of the vomit forgetfully during the prayer, it is not rendered invalid and he should perform Sujood Sahw (prostration of forgetfulness) after the final Tasleem (at the end of the prayer). If the person swallows the vomit involuntarily, scholars held two different opinions about it. And belching up undigested food (Qalas) is like vomiting.” [End of quote]

Accordingly, you should know that there is no harm if the vomit returns to your stomach as long as it does not settle in your mouth. If it settled in your mouth, it is impermissible to swallow it because it is ritually impure. You could have hurriedly raised your head from Sujood and spat it out into a napkin or the like and placed it next to you. If you swallowed it due to ignorance of the relevant rule, you bear no sin for that, Allaah willing.

Many scholars maintained that the consumption of an insignificant amount of food or the like, as in your case, is excused and the prayer is not rendered invalid as long as it occurs out of ignorance. Ar-Rawdh Al-Murbi‘ reads, “The prayer is not rendered invalid by eating or drinking an insignificant amount forgetfully or unknowingly based on the general indication of the Hadeeth: “Allaah has pardoned my community of their mistakes and forgetfulness.” [End of quote]

Hence, you are not obligated to make up for that prayer; however, it is better and more prudent to make up for it so as to escape the difference of opinion and given the easiness of the matter.

Allaah Knows best.”


Wudu is an Islamic ritual that Muslims have to be done before performing some of their religious rituals. Certain conditions ought to be kept in mind while performing wudu.

Many small points regarding wudu confuse our new Muslim brothers and sisters such as; does sweating break wudu?

Here in these above lines of the article, we have here also discussed a question that especially new Muslims ask many times. The question is, does vomit break wudu? We have mentioned in which conditions vomit invalidates wudu and in which not. A fatwa is also stated in this regard. Rest of all Allah Almighty knows best.

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