Does anesthesia break ones Wudhu?

Q. During a medical procedure, does anaesthetic break ones Wudhu?

A. A medical procedure involving anesthesia will result in the breaking of ones Wudhu. This is because one loses control over the actions that nullify ones Wudhu which is in itself a factor that breaks one Wudhu. (Hidaayah 1/18-Jadeed Fiqhi Masaail 1/64)

N.B Apart from the anesthesia, there may be other factors that will nullify ones Wudhu, for e.g. the flow of blood, passing of urine etc. The above ruling is only one factor that will nullify ones Wudhu.

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