How do you quantify a burn wound healing if there was no blood?

Fatwa ID: 03049

Answered by:  Maulana Mustafa Umar​

Question:

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah

How do you quantify a burn wound healing if there was no blood from the beginning? I'm talking about the ruling of having a bandage/plaster and wudhu being necessary once the wound has healed. In this case, the person doesn't need to cover the wound as there is no bleeding, but, they feel pain whenever anything (including water) touches it, so they keep it covered.

Answer:

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

Assalamualaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh

Imam Quduri explains that if the bandage “falls off without the injury healing wiping will remain, but if it falls off and it has healed, wiping is not allowed anymore.” [Vol 1, P 18] This means that what is taken into consideration is whether the injury has healed, such that water is able to touch it. If there is still a pain due to the water, then it may be kept covered.

 

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Written by Maulana Mustafa Umar

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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