Does Blood Break Wudu?

Ustadh Tabraze Azam is asked if wudu is broken when one comes in contact with blood. After coming home from a long day I went to the bathroom to make wudu. After doing wudu I noticed small bloodstains on the rug near my toes. I realized that some of my toes had dried blood on […]

Does Presence of Blood Invalidate Prayer? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum Sometimes I get a cut and put a bandage on to help it heal and prevent the blood from spreading to my clothes. If I took it off, I know blood will likely spread to my clothes. Can I pray with a bandage on, even if I […]

Is My Wudu Valid With Dry Pus on My Skin?

Answered by Shaykh Umer Mian Question: Assalamu alaykum If blood or pus dries up on one’s skin, will that prevent water from reaching the skin during wudu or ghusl? Answer: Wa alaikum as-salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu If a person has a wound from which blood or pus exits, then the scab that forms over […]

Are Blood and Pus Considered Impurities in the Shafi’i School?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum I am hearing to opposing versions of whether or not blood is filthy in Shafii fiqh. Please help me in clearing this confusion. Is blood actually filthy in Shafii fiqh? Answer: Wa’alaykum assalam. I pray you’re well insha’Allah. Both blood and pus are considered impure (najas) in […]

Does My Period Start Only When I See Red Blood?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I’m really confused about my period. I didn’t have my menses for 5 months then for 4 months I saw brownish, yellowish, Brown-orangish, yellow-orangish, and pinkish colors for four to six days each months but no bleeding (red blood). There is more than 15 days of Purity […]

Is It Permissible to Clean Blood That Has Come From My Gums With Water When Fasting?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Is it permissible to clean blood that has come from my gums with water when fasting as long as I make the effort to spit out the water? Answer: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah, You should ignore the tiny traces. The taste of blood does not affect […]

Is a Prayer Offered on a Carpet Stained With Blood Valid?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I have a few pimples on my face and at times after performing wudu, blood flows from them. I have prayed in the Mosque with blood flowing from my face and the mosque’s carpet has some blood stains on it due to this. Is the prayer offered […]

Am I Allowed to Swallow My Saliva When There Is Blood in It?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I have been seeing white/yellow substances in my saliva ever since the bleeding in my wound stopped. Am I allowed to swallow my saliva? If my saliva is impure, how do I purify everything? Have all my prayer been invalid if I have been swallowing this saliva? […]

Is Donating Blood Permissible?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: I am thinking of donating blood but before making any appointments I want to know if it is permissible? Answer: assalamu alaykum It would be permissible for you to donate blood to institutes like blood banks that utilize it for cases of medical need and necessity as long as […]

What If Menstruation Begins During Intercourse?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: My wife and I became intimate and had sexual intercourse without realizing that she had begun menstruating. As soon as it became apparent (by seeing blood) that she was menstruating, we immediately stopped. Is an expiation due in this case? Answer: Walaikum assalam, I pray this finds you in […]