I've been doing some research on what would break or nullify Wudu, but the answers never have references to the Quran.

In what ayah(s) does it state what breaks Wudu? The reply I am looking for would only consist of Quran references; please refrain from answers that rely on hadiths or third-party explanations of God's verses.


According to quran you need to do wudu' for every prayer. Based on (5:6)

O you who have believed, when you rise to [perform] prayer, wash your faces and your forearms to the elbows and wipe over your heads and wash your feet to the ankles. 

What breaks wudu' isn't mentioned there as quran doesn't mention details but overall rules.


[Quran 5:6] O you who believe, when you observe the Contact Prayers (Salat), you shall: (1) wash your faces, (2) wash your arms to the elbows, (3) wipe your heads, and (4) wash your feet to the ankles. If you were unclean due to sexual orgasm, you shall bathe. If you are ill, or traveling, or had any digestive excretion (urinary, fecal, or gas), or had (sexual) contact with the women, and you cannot find water, you shall observe the dry ablution (Tayammum) by touching clean dry soil, then rubbing your faces and hands. God does not wish to make the religion difficult for you; He wishes to cleanse you and to perfect His blessing upon you, that you may be appreciative.

[Quran 4:43] O you who believe, do not observe the Contact Prayers (Salat) while intoxicated, so that you know what you are saying. Nor after sexual orgasm without bathing, unless you are on the road, traveling; if you are ill or traveling, or you had urinary or fecal-related excretion (such as gas), or contacted the women (sexually), and you cannot find water, you shall observe Tayammum (dry ablution) by touching clean dry soil, then wiping your faces and hands therewith. God is Pardoner, Forgiver.

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  • Evidences don't speak for themselves; we encourage answers that take the time to elaborate on the points they're trying to make in the poster's own words rather than just lists of quotes. – goldPseudo Jan 12 at 21:58
  • I would think the Quran explanation as mentioned above have been made quite clear already and there was no need for elaboration on them. - the poster asked what breaks wudhu/ ablution - and the answer from the Quran is clear enough. - hence my post as is. – F khan 2 days ago

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