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Can You Perform Salah with a Bleeding Scalp Rash?

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Q: A person has a rash like eczema on his scalp. Sometimes it bleeds a little. At night unconsciously he scratches it and it bleeds sometimes. Now it is very difficult to know where it bled etc, and at fajr time he simply makes wudhu as normal without washing his head. There may be some dry blood on his head. Is performing salaah in this manner permissible or does he have to wash his head completely every morning to make sure there is no blood? Sometimes for Fajr he has to be the imam of a small musallah when the Imam is not there?


A: If this is a scar then the scar is not napaak

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

المعاني الناقضة للوضوء كل ما يخرج من السبيلين لقوله تعالى أو جاء أحد منكم من الغائط وقيل لرسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ما الحدث قال ما يخرج من السبيلين وكلمة ما عامة فتتناول المعتاد وغيره والدم والقيح إذا خرجا من البدن فتجاوزا إلى موضع يلحقه حكم التطهير والقي ملء الفم (الهداية 1/ 22)

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.

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