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What Should I Do after Bleeding from a Vaginal Lip?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Ustadh Sufyan Qufi

Question

Do you have to do Istinja if you bleed from your vaginal lips?

Answer

In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,

I pray this finds you in the best of states.

After bleeding from a vaginal lip you simply need to wash the area and to renew your wudu. [Shurunbulali, Nur al-Idah]

The reason for this ruling is that blood that has exited your body is filthy. Thus you need to wash it before praying. Blood exiting your body has also broken your wudu. You need to renew it before being allowed to pray. [Ibid]

Allah, Most High, says: “O believers! When you rise up for prayer, wash your faces and your hands up to the elbows, wipe your heads, and wash your feet to the ankles. And if you are in a state of (full) impurity, then take a full bath. But if you are ill, on a journey, or have relieved yourselves, or have been intimate with your wives and cannot find water, then purify yourselves with clean earth by wiping your faces and hands.” [Quan, 5:6]

And Allah knows best.
Wassalam
[Ustadh] Sufyan Qufi
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Sufyan Qufi is an advanced seeker of knowledge, originally from Algeria, who grew up in France. He began searching far and wide for answers to the fundamental questions of life and was disappointed at the answers he found. Then he connected with various traditional teachers and gradually connected with SeekersGuidance. He embarked on his journey of learning through the various teachers at SeekersGuidance, including his mentor Shaykh Faraz Rabbani. He studied numerous texts in Islamic Law, Theology, Hadith, and other areas with Shaykh Faraz Rabbani and other teachers, including Shaykh Abdurrahman al-Sha‘ar, Shaykh Ali Hani, and others. He is an active instructor at SeekersGuidance and answers questions through the SeekersGuidance Answers Service.