Blood drawn out for analysis purposes

Reference: Fataawa Ramadhaan – Volume 2, Page 465, Fatwa No.400

Question: What is the ruling regarding someone who has half a measure of blood drawn out of his right arm for analysis purposes whilst fasting during the day in Ramadhaan?

Response: The fast is not nullified for this [analysis], rather it is exempted from. This is because it is a necessity and not from that which is known, from the pure Sharee’ah, to break the fast.

He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.

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