Swallowing the blood which comes out of one’s gum
Fatwa No: 93521


Is it Haram to swallow the blood, which comes out from the gum? If one has continuos gum bleeding and he swallows the blood does it break his fast (sawm).


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First of all, it should be mentioned that it is not permissible to swallow the blood which comes out of one's mouth or gum if one is able to spit it out, because it is considered among the impure blood according to the view of the majority of the scholars  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  them.

As regards whether or not it breaks the fast if one swallows it, then please refer to Fatwa 89979.

Allaah Knows best.

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