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Does Bleeding Break Wudu (Ablution)

Some people may wonder, “Does bleeding break wudu?” This is a common question that sometimes needs to be clarified for both men and women.

 While bleeding is considered a sign of impure discharge, it is not necessarily a sign of breaking wudu. Other examples include stools, urine, and wind emitted through the front passage.

 The latter category is excluded from the impure category, as it doesn’t necessarily come from the cervix, but from the walls of the private parts. Regardless of the source, it is still essential to do Wadu.

Does Bleeding Break Wudu?

According to the Hanafi School of fiqh, wudu will be intact so long as there is no sign of blood flow.

However, wudu will be invalid if there is a significant amount of blood and there is a possibility that it may flow, which will need you to do the process once again.

Because you never know how much blood you may encounter and the quantity has to be taken into account again, it is best to wait until the bleeding ends before beginning salah.

If there is just a little spot, then you should be able to remove it with a clean cloth and begin praying without having to redo your wudu.

Does Bleeding Gums Break Wudu Hanafi?

The answer to this question does bleeding from gums break wudu? is depending upon the situation. If a person’s gums are bleeding but the total amount of blood is smaller than the amount of saliva in one’s mouth, the situation will not break one’s wudhu even if the gums are bleeding.

A person’s Wudhu, on the other hand, will be broken if the total amount of blood in their body is more than the amount of saliva that is present in their mouth at the time of measurement.

Does Nose Bleed Break Wudu Hanafi?

Does Nose Bleed Break Wudu Hanafi

According to two imams, the bleeding from the nose does not invalidate the wudu but one imam said the wudu will be invalidated due to nose bleeding. Here fatwas are given below. Rest Allah Almighty knows best.

“According to Imam Abu Hanifah (RA), the flowing of blood will break the wudhu. However, according to Imam Shafi (RA) & Imam Malik (RA), the W

wudhu will remain intact. (Dars Tirmizi p.316 v.1)

The Hanafi evidence for wudhu to break is the following passage, which can be found in the Muwatta of Imam Muhammad (RA).

Malik informed us: “Nafi narrated to us that when Saaiduna  Ibn Umar Radiallahu Anhu had a nosebleed (during the prayer), he would, without speaking, leave, do wudhu, return and continue his prayer from where he had left off.”

Malik informed us: “Yazid Ibn Abdullah Ibn Qusayt narrated to us that he saw Said Ibn Musayb (RA) having a nosebleed whilst he was praying, so he came to the room of Saaidah Umm Salamah Radiallahu Anha and a bowl of water was brought to him. He performed wudhu, then returned and continued his prayer from where he left off.”

Malik informed us: Yahya ibn Said informed us that Said ibn al-Musayab (RA) was asked about how someone who has a nosebleed should pray where the bleeding has become profuse. He said, “In the prayer, he should perform its movements with his head only.”

Malik informed us: “Abd ar-Rahman ibn al-Mujabbar ibn Abn Abd ar-Rahman ibn Umar ibn al-Khattab informed us that he saw Salim Ibn Abdullah Ibn Umar put his finger, or two fingers, into his nose, then take them out with blood on them, pinch his nose and then pray without doing wudhu.”

Imam Muhammad (RA) has said: “We confirm all of this. As for nosebleeds, Malik ibn Anas did not adhere to that and thought that when a man got a nosebleed in his prayer, he should wash the blood (away) and begin the prayer again. As for Imam Abu Hanifah (RA), he based his view on what Malik narrated from Saaiduna Ibn Umar Radiallahu Anhu and Said Ibn Musayab (RA) that he should go, do wudhu, then continue from where he had left off if he has not spoken; and that is our verdict.

As for the case where the nosebleed is such that when praying with head movements only, there is no bleeding, but when prostrating it bleeds, he should use his head movements only, that being sufficient to discharge the prayer. However, if he bleeds no matter what his position, then he should prostrate.

And as for the instance where a finger is placed in the nose and is removed with blood on it, this does not necessitate wudhu, since it (the blood) is neither running nor dripping. Doing wudhu becomes necessary only for that blood that runs or drips. And that is the verdict of Imam Abu Hanifah (RA).  (Extracted from Imam Muhammad’s Muwatta p.62 – p.63)

The Marfoo hadith narrated by Ibn Addi, which he has mentioned in Al kamil on the authority of Zaid through Marfoo chains that” Wudhu’ is (required) from every flowing blood” (Muwatta Imam Muhammad p.89 & Nasbur Rayah p.37 v.1)

Only Allah Knows the Best

Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham”

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Letting Blood through Cupping and Using Leeches Invalidate Wudu

Wudu is not valid if blood is equal to saliva. This means that if there are traces of blood on the hands, fingers, or even in the saliva, it is invalid. However, if the blood was only a trace of blood, wudu is valid.

Bleeding through cupping or using leeches is also considered a violation of wudu. However, there are some ways to break this rule.

First, if you vomit through your mouth, a person should avoid this practice. Similarly, if the vomit is made up of blood or pus, the wudu will be invalid.

Another way to break wudu is by vomiting or using leeches. It is not permitted to touch the wound itself.

Instead, it should only be lightly touched, and the person should perform tayammum. Vomit that does not touch the mouth or the private part does not break wudu.

Moreover, using leeches or cups for cupping is also considered a violation of the rules of wudu. Using leeches or cups to treat a wound can make the wound look much worse than it really is.

While bleeding through cupping and using leeches is forbidden, the blood from the wounds of a patient should not be thrown away. This is because it contains poisons and other substances that can harm the body.


Does bleeding break wudu? This question carries so much confusion in itself but it is true that performing prayers with the blood from a wound is a practice that is not permitted if the wound is deep or bleeding.

In addition, blood that is on clothing is not allowed to be used for prayers. This is because of impurity.

If a drop of blood emerges as a point and remains there, Wudu cannot be invalid. It makes no difference whether you wipe it off with your palm or a finger.

The same concept holds true for pus and other yellow liquids that are oozing from wounds.

Therefore, wudu is invalid if the quantity of blood that leaks from a cut or from shaving is more than the region where it does so. If not, wudu is validate

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