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How To Deal with Bleeding Just Before the Exiting of Prayer Time?

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Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Assalamualaykum warahmatulahi wabarakatu,

1) I had a few minutes left for fajr, and continuous blood was coming out from my throat. When I thought it had stopped I quickly did my wudu but when I was washing my feet blood came out so I quickly made an intention of praying as an excused person.

Is this valid?

2) Is my Fajr prayer valid if I finish it 10 seconds before the exiting of time?

Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah.

The upshot is that you should repeat the prayer.

(1) If you had an excuse and prayed, this would be fine, yet if the excuse stopped before the next prayer time, you would need to make up the prayer.

(2) According to the Hanafi school, the exiting of Fajr time whilst you are praying invalidates the prayer.

See: The Fiqh of Chronic Excuses and Ablution and: Leaving the Wajib (Necessary) When Prayer Time is About to Exit

And Allah alone gives success.


Tabraze Azam

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