Will wiping stagnant blood off a wound break wudhu?

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Q: If there is bleeding on the surface of the skin such that, if left alone, it doesn’t flow, and then one wipes it multiple times and each time new blood fills the surface of the skin without flowing, is this blood impure and does it break wudu?

Note that because it was wiped away multiple times, the amount of blood that was wiped away would have flowed out of the wound, though if the wound had not been wiped, the blood would not have flowed.


A: If your estimation is that had you left it and not wiped it it would have flowed then this breaks wudhu.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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.