Does Nosebleed Break Wudu? Read This!

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Hi all readers! Are you looking for an explanation of “does nosebleed break wudu?”? If your answer is “Yes”, congratulations! Now you are reading the right article. Why? Because that is what I will explain in this article. As Muslims, we must understand that. That’s why I wrote this article. So, you should read it to the end!

Specifically, there are three important things about “does nosebleed break wudu?” which I will explain in this article. The three important things I mean are as follows:

  1. Effect of Nosebleed on Wudu in Islamic Law: Why Muslims Should Understand It?
  2. Does Nosebleed Break Wudu?
  3. Differences of Opinion About the Effect of Nosebleed on the Validity of Wudu.

Effect of Nosebleed on Wudu in Islamic Law: Why Muslims Should Understand It?

The first important thing about “does nosebleed break wudu?” what I will explain now is the effect of nosebleed on wudu in Islamic law: why should Muslims understand it? I want you to understand that first before you read more explanations in this article because that is one of the important things in this discussion that must be understood well.

Nosebleed or epistaxis is bleeding that occurs in the nose. Although it looks scary, in general, nosebleed is not a dangerous condition. However, although the initial steps of treatment can be done alone, severe nosebleed require medical attention.

Almost everyone has experienced nosebleed. Even so, this condition is more often experienced by children aged 3-10 years, the elderly, pregnant women, people with blood disorders, and people taking blood-thinning drugs.

Blood can come out of one or both nostrils with varying duration. Some last only a few seconds, while others last more than 20 minutes.

Although not a dangerous condition, you still need to be vigilant because nosebleed can be a symptom of an illness.

The most common causes of nosebleed are dry air conditions and the habit of picking your nose. Both of these can cause the fine blood vessels in the nose to burst, causing bleeding.

The question is: does nosebleed break wudu?

For me, Muslims, especially Muslim women, must understand this question. The reason is that if a nosebleed can damage wudu, then if they experience this condition, their wudu is damaged and they are not allowed to perform acts of worship that require them to be in a pure condition or to have wudu.

What I explained in the paragraph above is the answer to the question “why should Muslims understand the effect of nosebleed on wudu in Islam”. That is one of the urgency of this discussion.

We can find an explanation that if the wudu of Muslims is broken, they are not allowed to perform acts of worship that require them to be in a holy condition or to have wudu in the hadith below:

عَنْ أَبِيْ هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ أَنَّ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ : لَا يَقْبَلُ اللهُ صَلَاةَ أَحَدِكُمْ إِذَا أَحْدَثَ حَتَّى يَتَوَضَّأَ . مُتَّفَقٌ عَلَيْهِ

From Abu Hurairah radiyallahu anhu, that the Messenger of Allah (Prophet Muhammad) sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, “Allah does not accept someone’s prayer from you if he has hadas (small hadas) until he performs wudu.” This hadith was narrated by al-Bukhari and Muslim.

That is a brief explanation of the effect of nosebleed on wudu in Islamic law: why should Muslims understand it? As Muslims, we must understand that.

Does Nosebleed Break Wudu?

The second important thing about “does nosebleed break wudu?” what I’m going to explain now is a specific answer. So, I really hope you read the explanation below very well.

Before I explain the answer to this question (does nosebleed break wudu?), I will quote one hadith that is specifically related to this discussion. The hadith I mean is as follows:

عَنْ عَائِشَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهَا أَنَّ رَسُوْلَ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ : مَنْ أَصَابَهُ قَيْءٌ , أَوْ رُعَافٌ , أَوْ قَلَسٌ , أَوْ مَذْيٌ فَلْيَتَوَضَّأْ , ثُمَّ لْيَبْنِ عَلَى صَلَاتِهِ وَهُوَ لَا يَتَكَلَّمُ . أَخْرَجَهُ اِبْنُ مَاجَهْ

From Aisha radiyallahu anha, that the Messenger of Allah (Prophet Muhammad) sallallahu alaihi wa sallam has said, “Whoever is exposed to vomiting, nosebleed (blood coming from the nose), qalas (fluid that comes from the throat that fills the mouth or other things but it is not vomit) or madhiy, then he should perform wudu and then continue his prayer as long as he does not speak.” This hadith was narrated by Ibn Majah.

All readers! If we read the above hadith, we can conclude that nosebleed break wudu. But one thing I have to tell you is that there is a difference of opinion among scholars of Islamic law on that: about whether nosebleed break wudu or not. I will explain that at the end of the discussion in this article. So, you should read it to the end!

That’s a brief explanation of “does nosebleed break wudu?”. As Muslims, we must understand that.

Differences of Opinion About the Effect of Nosebleed on the Validity of Wudu

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