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Do Bleeding Gums Break Wudhu

Nasihah (Advice): A bad dream – spitting on your left side thrice


Sayyiduna Abu Qataadah (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports that Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said:“A good dream is from Allah, and a bad dream is from Shaitaan. So whoever has seen (in a dream) something he dislikes, then he should spit without saliva, thrice on his left and seek refuge with Allah from Shaitaan, for it will not harm him; and Shaitaan cannot appear in my shape.” (Bukhari)



Question and Answer:


  1. Do bleeding gums break the Wudhu?


(Question published as received)


  1. If one’s gums are bleeding and the total amount of blood is less than the saliva in one’s mouth, it will not break one’s Wudhu. However, if the total amount of blood is more than the saliva in one’s mouth, then one’s Wudhu will break.


N.B. The extent of blood or saliva is known by checking the colour of the saliva after spitting it out.

And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best



(The answer hereby given is specifically based on the question asked and should be read together with the question asked. Islamic rulings on this Q&A newsletter are answered in accordance to the Hanafi Fiqh unless otherwise stated.) 


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