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1 Question: What is the ruling on the blood trapped under the nail, which is difficult to remove. Is it najis or tahir? If it was najis how should one go about it?
Answer: If it is not transformed, it is najis and should be removed, provided this does not entail any danger (haraj). If it remains, tayamum instead of wudhu and ghusl must be applied.
2 Question: Sometimes I see blood mixed with the saliva of my mouth. It often happens when I brush my teeth. What is the ruling on this kind of blood?
Answer: the blood, which comes from inside the teeth, vanishes as it gets mixed with the saliva, the saliva is Pak, and it can go down the throat.
3 Question: If blood is seen in the yolk or the white part of the egg, does it make the egg impure and haram for us? Is there a solution for it?
Answer: The clot of blood inside the egg is pure, but it is haram [for consumption]. Therefore, the egg can be eaten by removing the blood from it, provided it not very minute and been absorbed in it. [In the latter case, is not removable, then the egg becomes haram] .
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