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Does taking a blood test break Wudhu and Ghusl?


Nasihah (Advice): The Benefit of Making a Proper Wudhu

Rasulullah Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, “Whosoever makes Wudhu, and makes Wudhu well, his [minor] sins leave his body even coming out from under his nails.” [Sahih Muslim]



Question and Answer:


  1. Does taking a blood test break Wudhu and Ghusal?


(Question published as received)


  1. If the blood test only requires a drop of blood e.g. finger-prick, then this will not break the Wudhu unless the blood flows beyond the point of extraction. If the blood test requires a vial of blood, then the Wudhu will break. However the removal of blood does not affect one’s Ghusl. (Fatawaa Raheemiyyah 4/23)


And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best


Mufti Ismaeel Bassa

Mufti Moosa Salie


(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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