Wudhu Breaking Due to Blood In The Saliva


I would like to know the ruling that if a person has a problem in his mouth that the gums bleed unintentionally at various times and cannot be  stopped. The blood mixes with the saliva and  unintentionally swallowed [at this point if you have to spit the blood is more than the saliva]. This does not happen every day, it can happen more than once a day sometimes once in three days and sometimes once a week.

Does it break wudu?


As for wudhu, if a person’s gums are bleeding to an extent that it is more than the saliva, the wudhu will break. The colour will determine whether the saliva is more than the blood or not. If it is pink to red, it will mean that the saliva is overpowered.

However, it is unclear what the situation is here, if the bleeding is such, that it remains continuous for the duration of an entire salaah period, so much so, that he does not have enough time during that period to perform wudhu and pray that salaah, and this عذر (excuse/problem) occurs once (does not have to be continuous) during the next salaah period then this person may be classified as a معذور (excused person). 

If the عذر (excuse) does not occur at least once, during the next salaah time, then he will no longer be classified as a معذور .A person who is معذور will make wudhu at the beginning time of salaah or during the salaah time. This wudhu will expire as the time of the salaah elapses. During this period he will be permitted to pray whatever salaah he wishes from Faraaidh to nawaafil. If any other nullifier of wudhu is found, besides this gum bleeding problem, then also the wudhu will have to be renewed.

Please peruse the following link as well: https://www.iftadua.co.za/swallowing-saliva-containg-blood-while-performing-salaah/21391/

Checked and Approved By:

Mufti Muhammed Saeed Motara Saheb D.B.


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