Having a tooth pulled out whilst fasting

Reference: Fataawa Ramadhaan – Volume 2, Page 479, Fatwa No. 420

Question: If one causes blood to flow, such as having his molar tooth pulled out?

Response: There is no problem, because he did not have his tooth pulled out to cause blood flow, rather, because of pain. So therefore, he wished to have his tooth removed. Then it is the norm that blood will flow after having the tooth removed. However, it is very little blood and does not amount to cupping.

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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