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?

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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?

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If blood comes out of the mouth and nose, front and back private parts, and any organ, wudu is invalidated:

If the blood that comes out of the mouth in liquid form is more than the saliva or equal to it, wudu is invalidated; if it is less, wudu is not invalidated. It is understood from the color.

The blood coming out of the other places invalidates wudu when it overflows the place it comes out. A blood drop that comes out like a pinpoint and remains there does not invalidate wudu. It does not matter when it is wiped with the hand or a finger. The same decree is valid for the pus and yellow liquid coming out of a wound. Accordingly, if the blood that comes out while shaving or the blood coming out of a wound overflows the place it comes out, wudu is invalidated; otherwise it is not invalidated.

Clean water coming out of the pimples on the body is regarded like blood according to the sound view. According to another view, when such water comes out, wudu is not invalidated. This view is ease for those who suffer from smallpox and mange. It is reported from Hulwani that it is permissible to act in accordance with that view if there is a necessity.

According to Shafiis, leakage of blood, pus and yellow liquid that come from anywhere except the genital organs and anus do not invalidate wudu. However, a person can perform prayers only after washing that blood.

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