[Q-ID0487] Does a nosebleed nullify the Fast?

QUESTION:

What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue, that does the fast become invalid due to having a nosebleed?

Questioner: Hafiz Aqeel from Birmingham

ANSWER:

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

The fast does not become invalid from having a nosebleed unless it goes down to the throat because usually a fast becomes invalid from something entering the body, not exiting (except semen and vomit).

Thus, it is stated in Musannaf Ibn Abī Shaybah,

اَاْفِطْرُ مِمَّا دَخَلَ وَ لَيْسَ مِمَّا يَخْرُجُ

A fast becomes invalid from whatever enters the body and it does not become invalid from whatever exits the body.

(Musannaf Ibn Abī Shaybah, Hadith no. 9319, Maktabah al-Rashad wa al-Riyād)

And with regards to Fatawā Qādī Khān, it’s stated in Tabyeen al-Haqāiq Sharh Kanz al-Daqāiq that,

لَوْ دَخَلَ دَمْعُهُ أوْ عَرَقُ جَبِيْنِهِ أوْ دَمُ رُعَافِهِ حَلْقَهُ فَسَدَ صَوْمُهُ

And if the tears, sweat from the forehead, or nosebleed of a fasting person has entered his throat, then his fast has become invalid.

(Tabyeen al-Haqāiq Sharh Kanz al-Daqāiq, Kitāb al-Siyām, Vol. 1, Pg. 324, printed by al-Matba’ah al-Kubrā al-Ameeriyah al-Qāhirah, Misr)

Allah knows best

Answered by Abu Hanzalah Khalid Tasneem Al-Madani
Translated by Haider Ali

Verified by: Mufti Atta Muhammad Mushahidi (Head of Dar ul Ifta Hashmat ul Raza)

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