Doubts if Wudu is Broken

Shortened Question:

If a person feels like his wudu is broken in Salat, but he is not certain, should he discontinue the Salat and refreshes his wudu?

Is Salat nullified by the repetition of an Ayat or Tasbeeh?

Is my Salat valid if others in the room can hear my recitation?


1)     If one feels that his wudu is broken, should he discontinue the Salat or should he continue the Salat and afterwards make a fresh wudu and repeats the Salat?

What is the procedure if wudu breaks during Salat?

What should one do if he is not 100% certain if his wudu is broken?

2)     Does repeating an Ayat or a Tasbeeh nullifies the Salat?

What if only one letter is repeated to clarify its pronunciation?

          What if extra letters are seemingly pronounced due to heavy breathing?

3)     Is my Salat valid if others in the room can also hear my recitation?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

If one is certain that his wudu broke, he should discontinue with his Salat immediately. He should renew his wudu and repeat his Salat.[1]

If one merely has a feeling that his wudu broke, then the wudu would be regarded to be intact. The mere feeling of wudu being broken should be ignored.

The repeating of a letter, or a verse or a Tasbeeh does not invalidate the Salat.

There is no problem if those present in the room can hear the recitation of a Salat that is to be read aloud. For example, Maghrib Salat. Zuhr and Asr Salats are not to be read aloud.

If you are performing Fajr, Maghrib or Esha Salat by yourself, you may recite aloud. Accordingly there is no problem if someone hears your recitation. The recitations of Zuhr and Asr Salat have to be silent.


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mufti Saeed Ahmed Golaub

Islamic Solutions



[1]:وليس بصلاة فكان الوضوء فيه استحبابا كما في القراءة ” ويكره أن يقيم على غير وضوء ” لما فيه من الفصل بين الإقامة والصلاة. الهداية في شرح بداية المبتدي (1 / 44)