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Bleeding from a scratch

Fatwaa ID: 349

As salamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa Barakathu. Hope you’re keeping well .Mufti Saheb.
Please can u tell me the ruling if wudhu breaks when you bleed from a scratch if the skin is dry or you have eczema or skin allergies
How.much blood has to flow for the wudhu to break?

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

In principle, if one bleeds such that the blood flows beyond the wound, then the wudhu would be invalidated according to the Hanafi legal school. If the blood only came to the wound but did not flow beyond that, then the wudhu would be intact. In the enquired situation, you may use the above guideline to determine whether your wudhu broke or not.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

06/18/1444 AH – 01/11/2023 CE | AMG3-3430

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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