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f:281 -    Blood from teeth breaks Wuzu or not
Country : England,
Name : Farhan
Question:     When I eat meat, fruits, etc. then sometimes blood comes out of the teeth and stains them.  Will my Wuzu break because of this?
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Answer:     If blood comes out of any place in the body and starts flowing, then the ablution (Wudhu) is invalidated.  As mentioned in Fatawa A'alamgiri, Vol. 1, Pg No. 11:

Translation:  If a person with ablution eats something and finds evidence of blood in it or uses Miswak and sees evidence of blood on Miswak, then in this case the ablution is not rendered invalid as long as blood does not flow.

There is saliva in the mouth.  So even though blood might not be in a quantity that it starts flowing, it might seem so because of the saliva.  So when will blood from the mouth considered to be enough of rendering the ablution invalid?  

The Jurists have determined a principle in the light of the Holy Quran and the Hadith:  If blood comes out of the mouth, the it should be seen what is predominant (more), blood or saliva? If blood is more than saliva or both are equal then the ablution will be invalidated and if saliva is more than blood, then it is not rendered invalid.  

As mentioned in Bada'i Us Sana'i, Vol. 1, Pg No. 421:

Translation: If saliva is predominant, then it will not render the ablution invalid, as blood did not come out on its own and is not flowing on its own either.  If blood is predominant, then it will render the ablution invalid, as when saliva was predominant, blood had not come out on its own and when blood is predominant, then it has come out on its own and has flowed on its own.  If  blood and saliva are both equally predominant, then also ablution is rendered invalid.

And Allah The Exalted and The Majestic knows best.

Mufti Syed Ziauddin Naqshbandi Qadri

[Professor, Islamic Law, Jamia Nizamia,
Founder-Director Abul Hasanaat Islamic Research Center]
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