Seeing blood on one’s clothing after performing salaah

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1. After I had passed stool, there was a lot of bleeding in my back part. I wiped until I saw no blood on the tissue, then took a shower, then prayed dhuhr and asr prayers. Then at maghrib I went to the bathroom, and saw even more blood. Do I assume that the bleeding started again after I prayed asr, or do I assume that the bleeding was going on the entire time and therefore I have impurity all over me (because I showered) and my prayers are invalid?

2. Also, I often have bleeding in my back part and the toilet tissue we use is not clear white – it naturally has yellow/brown/red bits in it (I think it is because the tissue is recycled) and this makes it hard to tell if something is blood/stool or just the normal color of the toilet paper. If I wipe until the toilet paper comes back clean, then wash myself, then check again using toilet paper, however during the check I notice some spots that I’m not sure is normal color vs blood/stool, so I check again, but this time the toilet paper is clean, can I assume I am pure?



1. You will assume the bleeding from the time that you spotted it, unless there is clear evidence that the bleeding started some time before. Then you will take it as though the bleeding was from that point.

2. As a precaution wash the area.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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