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1) A person has a minor injury. As the blood starts to appear from the wound, he wipes it with a tissue. He wipes it a few times. The blood does not flow because he wipes it each time before it can flow. Does his ablution break?

2) A person has a minor injury and his blood flows. He wipes away the blood a few times and stops bleeding. He performs ablution and puts a bandage on. After performing Ṣalāh, he removes his bandage and sees a very small blood spot on the bandage, does he have to repeat his Ṣalāh?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم


1) According to the ḥanafī school, flowing blood nullifies ablution. Therefore, if the tissue had not been used, and cumulatively the blood would have flowed as it appears to be the case, then ablution is broken. If the blood would not have flowed, then ablution is not broken.

2) He does not have to repeat his Ṣalāh. His ablution is not broken because blood did not flow after performing ablution.

١) قال محمد في الأصل (١/٥٧): قلت: أرأيت رجلا به دمل أو قرحة فخرج منه دم أو قيح أو صديد فسال عن رأس الجرح؟ قال: عليه أن يعيد الوضوء. قلت: فإن كان قليلا لم يسل عن رأس الجرح؟ قال: فلا وضوء عليه. وقال (١/٥٨): قلت: أرأيت رجلا به جرح وكزه فخرج منه دم قليل فمسحه ثم خرج منه أيضا فمسحه وذلك كله قبل أن يسيل؟ قال: إن كان الدم لو ترك ما مسح منه سال أعاد الوضوء، وإن كان لو ترك لم يسل لم ينقض وضوءه۔

٢) وقال (١/٦٤): قلت: أرأيت رجلا توضأ ثم رعف وهو قليل لا يسيل؟ قال: لا ينقض وضوءه، انتهى. وقال السمرقندي في تحفة الفقهاء (١/١٨): فما لم يسل عن رأس الجرح لا يصير خارجا، انتهى۔

Allah knows best

Yusuf Shabbir

21 Jumādā al-Ūlā 1440 / 27 January 2019

Approved by: Mufti Shabbir Ahmed and Mufti Muhammad Tahir

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