Bleeding during Salah

Q: On Saturday 20th of Rajab, 1404 AH, I removed my canine teeth at Amlaj Hospital. My teeth started to bleed heavily during every Salah. I would hold the blood in my mouth and spit it out after Salah was finished. Is my Salah valid? Do I have to repeat it?

A: Your Salah is valid (Part No. 6; Page No. 200) and you do not have to repeat it afresh. However, the next time this happens you should have a handkerchief or something of the sort with which you can wipe the blood that collects in your mouth instead of holding it. In addition this blood may distract you from Salah and prevent you from reciting the Qur'an or making Tasbih (saying: "Subhan Allah [Glory be to Allah]") or Takbir (saying: "Allahu Akbar [Allah is the Greatest]") and other Adhkar (Remembrance of Allah) said during Salah.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.