Can I Pray With Blood on Me?

Question:

Is blood filthy? Can you pray with blood on you? What if the blood is mixed with other things?

Answer:

Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

Dear questioner,

Thank you for your important question.

Allah Most High has said, “He has chosen you and did not impose any hardship on you in the religion.” [Qur’an, 22: 78]

In light of this verse, even though blood is filthy, and even though filth on one’s person breaks the prayer, avoiding it completely is very, very difficult given that we are full of blood and prone to injuries.

Hence, a small amount of blood, even if it is mixed with something else, is always excused in prayer. [Bushra al-Karim, Ba ‘Ishn]

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.