Pus Coming Out of the Wound

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Fatwa ID: 05471


Answered by: Shaykh Shafiur Rahman




If a person has a wound on the lower stomach area, whenever something eg clothes/tissue touches it, pus discharges, can that person put a plaster over the wound and carry on as usual with wudhu/salaah? (unless the pus is visible on plaster or oozes out of plaster)



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




Pus due to a wound on the body that does not overflow out of the wound by itself does not break wudu.[1] Yes, the person may simply cover it with a bandage or plaster and carry on as usual with wudhu and salah. If the pus comes out beyond the plaster/bandage by itself (i.e. without pressing on it etc.) then they simply have to renew their wudu.



Only Allah Knows Best

Written by Shaykh Shafiur Rahman

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham




[1]” فإن قشرت نقطة فسال منها ماء أو صديد أو غيره إن سال عن رأس الجرح نقض وإن لم يسل لا ينقض…إذا قشرها فخرج بنفسه أما إذا عصرها فخرج بعصره لا ينقض لأنه مخرج وليس بخارج والله أعلم.


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