Pearl of Wisdom

Ali b. Abi Hamza narrated from Abu BasIr who said: 'I heard him asking Abu 'Abdullah (al-Sadiq] (AS): may I be sacrificed for you, please inform me about the religion that Allah has obligated upon His servants. The religion that they cannot afford to be ignorant of and the only religion that will be accepted from them. What is it?' The Imam (AS) replied, 'Bearing witness that there is no god except Allah and that Muhammad (SAWA) is the prayer, paying the alms-tax, pilgrimage to the House for those who are able to do so, fasting the month of Ramadan.' Then the Imam momentarily paused and then repeated twice, 'and divine guardianship [of the divinely appointed Imams] (al-wilaya).' Messenger of Allah, establishing the

Abu Basir
al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 22, no. 11

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Question : #144 Category: Fasting / Sawm / Roza
Subject: blood donation during fasting
Question: Can i give blood optionally during my fast?
Answer: Salaam alaykum,

Sayyid Khamenei states that, as an obligatory precaution, one must not have an injection into the vein. I don't know if drawing blood would be considered an injection or not, therefore, it would be best to ask the office.

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