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How many times should one perform ablution?

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Brother, Its very embarrasing to ask such question but then its very important to know
the answer as it is an important criteria for Prayers
Actually I have a Gas problem so I have to do Wudu multiple times while offering Prayers
Thoug I have read from the archives that One should go as per conviction and not on doubt, but in My case I m very sure about now How may times should I perform Wudu, is there any limit for it.Also I m in office which makes me all the more difficult to do Wudu all the time.
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Sister you are only required to do wudu just before the salat. Till that time you will have to hold the gas. Its only a matter of ten minutes or so. There is absolutely no other way. If you pass wind during salat then you must cease praying immediately, re-do your wudu and start again and complete your salah.

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