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Can Wudu Be Performed If Pus Is No Longer Flowing but Still Oozing?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel


Is it permissible to perform wudu if a previously burst spot, causing pus and blood to flow past the point of exit, is no longer releasing flowing pus/blood?

Should one wait for the pus and blood to completely congeal before performing wudu, or should one wait for the pus and blood to stop “flowing” despite still coming out?

In my case, a blood-filled spot had burst in the shower. I did wudu at the end of my shower and checked the spot when I got out; pus was coming out, but it wasn’t flowing. Is my wudu valid?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate.

I pray you are well.

Yes, it is permissible for you to perform wudu without waiting for the pus/blood to flow again. In this type of scenario, I suggest putting a plaster on to stop any possible blood from flowing.

The condition for blood or pus to invalidate one’s wudu is that they:

  1. exit the body; and
  2. flow past the point of exit, either actually or effectively (such that if left unwiped, it would have flowed). [’Ala’uddin ‘Ibn ’Abidin, al-Hadiyyah al-’Ala’iyyah]

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I pray this helps with your question.
[Mawlana] Ilyas Patel
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Mawlana Ilyas Patel is a traditionally-trained scholar who has studied in the UK, India, Pakistan, Syria, Jordan, and Turkey. He started his early education in the UK. He went on to complete the hifz of the Quran in India, then enrolled in an Islamic seminary in the 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 several years. He has taught hifz of the Quran, Tajwid, Fiqh, and many other Islamic sciences to children and adults onsite and online extensively in the UK and Ireland. He taught 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 the UK with his wife. His interest is a love of books and gardening.