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

QUESTION:

What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: If a person’s gums are bleeding and the blood reaches the throat, then does this invalidate a person’s fast?

Questioner: Bilal from UK

ANSWER:

بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم
الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب

If one can feel its taste in the throat, then this will render the fast null & void. Just as Sadr al-Sharī’ah, Badr al-Tarīqah Mawlānā Amjad ‘Alī A’zhāmī, mercy be upon him, states that if blood came out from the teeth, and flowed into the throat, and the blood was equal to, or more than the saliva, and its taste could be felt in the throat, then in all these situations the fast will be rendered invalid, and if it was less (than this) and the taste was not even felt (in the throat), then this will not invalidate the fast.[1]

[Bahār-e-Sharī’at, vol 1, part 5, pg 59]

[1] It is mentioned in Fath al-Qadīr that if it is such a particle that can go down the throat without the help of saliva, then even that will invalidate the fast. However, if it is so little that it can (only) go down with saliva, otherwise it cannot go down, then this will not nullify the fast.

واللہ تعالی اعلم ورسولہ اعلم صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم
کتبہ ابو الحسن محمد قاسم ضیاء قادری

Answered by Mufti Qasim Zia al-Qadiri
Translated by Haider Ali

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