[Q-ID0461] Do bleeding gums invalidate the Fast?


What do the scholars and muftis of the mighty Shari’ah say regarding the following matter, if someone bleeds from their gums, does the fast break?


الجواب بعون اللك الوهاب،اللهم هدايةالحق و الصواب

If the person feels the blood passing through his throat, and can too taste the blood, the fast will have broken. However, if the blood is less than the saliva, and doesn’t feel it in the throat, the fast will not break.

إذَا خَرَجَ الدَّمُ مِنْ بَيْنِ أَسْنَانِهِ، وَالْبُزَاقُ غَالِبٌ فَابْتَلَعَهُ وَلَمْ يَجِدْ طَعْمَهُ لَا يَفْسُدُ صَوْمُهُ وَإِنْ كَانَتْ الْغَلَبَةُ لِلدَّمِ فَسَدَ صَوْمُهُ،

“If blood comes out from between the teeth, and the saliva dominates the blood, if he swallows it but doesn’t taste the blood, then the fast has not broken. However if the blood is dominant, the fast will break.

(درر الحكام شرح غرر الأحكام ج 1 ص201)

Allah knows best

Answered by Abu Hanzalah Khalid Tasneem Al-Madani
Translated by Usman Ghani Mughal

Verified by: Mufti Abu Athar Muhammad Azhar Al-Madani

Read the original answer in Urdu here: [Q-ID0461] Do bleeding gums invalidate the Fast?


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