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Are Blood Clots Pure, and What Is the Ruling If One Touches One?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel

Question

Are my hands pure when I touch blood clots with my wet wudu hand and is the water that spreads to the rest of my face pure?

If not, how do I do wudu with a clot on my face?

Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

If a clot of blood is found on the face and one knows with reasonable certainty that it did not flow, it is pure.

When you touch whilst doing wudu, your hands, face, and wherever it flows will be pure and clean. However, one should clean the face with a dry cloth or dab it with cotton, if water irritates the area. [Shurunbulali, Maraqi al-Falah]

I advise you to dab the area with cotton to remove any blood clot/ stain, and then perform wudu.

I hope this helps.
Wassalam,
[Mawlana] Ilyas Patel
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Mawlana Ilyas Patel is a traditionally-trained scholar who has studied within UK, India, Pakistan, Syria, Jordan, and Turkey. He started his early education in the UK. He went on to complete hifz of Quran in India, then enrolled into an Islamic seminary in UK where he studied the secular and ‘Aalimiyya sciences. He then traveled to Karachi, Pakistan. He has been an Imam in Rep of Ireland for a number of years. He has taught hifz of the Quran, Tajwid, Fiqh and many other Islamic sciences to both children and adults onsite and online extensively in UK and Ireland. He was teaching at a local Islamic seminary for 12 years in the UK where he was a librarian and a teacher of Islamic sciences. He currently resides in UK with his wife. His personal interest is love of books and gardening.