Question 8: Is it obligatory to perform Istinjaa’ (cleansing the private parts with water after urination or defecation) after a person (male or a female) breaks wind? Also, what should a lady do in case she sees three drops of blood during the time of her menstruation period while she is observing Sawm (Fast)? Is it permissible for her to break her Sawm or should she continue her Sawm bearing in mind that this happens just before sunset?
Answer: Breaking wind, whether by a man or a woman, invalidates Wudoo’ (ablution). A person who breaks wind is not required to perform Istinjaa’. Rather, it is obligatory on this person to perform Wudoo’, which is washing the face along with Madmadah (rinsing the mouth) and Istinshaaq (sniffing water into the nose and then expelling it), washing the two arms up until the elbows, wiping the head along with the ears, and… read more here.