Nosebleed during Sawm

Q 1: I suffer from nosebleed, especially in hot weather, and sometimes during Istinshaq (sniffing water into the nose and then expelling it) for Wudu' (ablution), so I have to raise my head upwards and the blood goes into my stomach. Is this considered Haram (prohibited)? Does the holy Ayah (Qur'anic verse): Forbidden to you (for food) are: Al-Maitah (the dead animals - cattle - beast not slaughtered), blood, the flesh of swine apply to me? Is my Sawm (Fast) valid?

A: The blood flowing down from your nose into your throat due to nosebleed or the like is involuntary; thus, there is no sin, but you should try to get rid of it through your mouth as much as you can. (Part No. 9; Page No. 207) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.