I have pimples that constantly bleed and don't disappear; what is the status of my prayers? Is the blood and its stains najis (dirty)?
Submitted by on Sat, 02/05/2015 - 15:12
Dear Brother / Sister,
If you are certainly sure that there is no bleeding after you perform wudu (ablution), then you can perform your prayer with that wudu. However, when you see the stains of blood on the undershirt and do not know when it bled, you must make wudu again. Since this is repeated constantly, it is appropriate for you to make wudu for every prescribed prayer just like an excused person.
According to Hanafis:
The blood is najasah ghalizah (heavy najasah) and when it spreads over an area more than the palm of the hand, it becomes an obstacle for the prayer. However, if the blood spreads over an area less than the palm of the hand, it does not become an obstacle for the prayer. If the total amount of the blood stains on your undershirt covers more than an area of a palm of the hand, then it becomes an obstacle for the prayer so the undershirt must be washed; if it is less, it is not an obstacle and there is no need to wash the undershirt.
The definite view of Shafiis about this issue is as follows:
The pimple blood, the flea blood, the excrement of a fly, the fluid that comes from a wound and burnt or odor (odorless) fluid of smallpox (the accurate opinion) and more or less fluid that flows from a blood vessel burst and the place of hijama (blood cupping) is clean. And the accurate opinion is that the blood that comes out from human and returns to him is also clean.
A washed cloth is considered clean though stains of najasah (dirt) remains on it. The visible dirtiness is cleaned by washing with water until their marks (color, odor and materials) are removed. According to the preferred view, if the dirtiness is completely cleaned with one time washing, there is no need to wash it again. If the color of dirtiness cannot be removed, that material is washed until clean water flows over it. That is, if the water which is poured over on a cloth flows colorless, that stain is considered clean. The blood stain which is not removed is just like this.
Questions on Islam
- What is Taharah (Cleanliness)?
- Are mucus and phlegm accepted as 'najis' (dirty) by religion? Do they prevent prayer from being accepted when smudged on the cloth?
- Things that are regarded clean in terms of Religion
- TAHARA (Cleanliness or Purification)
- Wudu (Ablution)
- What are the things that are regarded as najasah ghalizah?
- Will you give detailed information about najasah (impurity) that prevents prayer?
- Is wudu invalidated if blood flows after making wudu? For instance, if a person cuts his face while shaving or hits a place and blood comes out, is his wudu invalidated?
- Does a person who sees blood on his clothes have to perform the prayers he has performed with those clothes again? What should I do since I wore my undershirt for a long time including the Friday prayer?