Does a Bleeding Spot Affect My Ablution or Prayer?

Question: Does a bleeding spot affect my wudu or prayer?

Answer: Dear questioner,

Thank you for your important question.

Bleeding does not break one’s wudu in the Shafi’i school, and blood from spots and the like are excused in prayer (Minhaj al-Talibin, Nawawi).

Hasan al-Basri said that Muslims have always prayed while wounded (Sahih al-Bukhari). This tells us that neither bleeding, nor blood is an issue in prayer. There are some exceptions though.

I would highly advise you take a course in the fiqh of worship such as Absolute Essentials of Islam (Shafi‘i): Habshi’s Encompassing Epistle Explained: Getting Started With Your Belief and Practice

I pray this helps.

[Ustadh] Farid Dingle

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Farid Dingle has completed extensive years of study in the sciences of the Arabic language and the various Islamic Sciences. During his studies, he also earned a CIFE Certificate in Islamic Finance. Over the years he has developed a masterful ability to craft lessons that help non-Arabic speakers gain a deep understanding of the language. He currently teaches courses in the Arabic Language