Hadith to report:
1. We were told by Ahmad bin Hasan al-Qattan, that he said: We were told by Ahmad bin Yahya bin Zakariya al-Qattan, that he said: We were told by Bikr bin Abdullah bin Habib, that he said: We were told by Tamim bin Buhlul, that he said: We were told by Abu Mu’awiya, from Sulayman bin Mahran, from ‘Abaya bin Rab’I, that he said: I asked Ibn Abbas about the faster: Is it permissible for him to perform blood-letting? He said: Yes, as long as he does not fear weakness for himself. He said: So does blood-letting negate his fast? He said: No. So I said: Then what is the meaning of the saying of the Prophet, Allah’s blessings be upon him and his Family, when he saw one who performed blood-letting during the Month of Ramadhan: «The one carrying out the blood-letting, and the one to whom the blood-letting is done, have broken the fast»? He said: They only fasted because they verbally insulted each other and lied in their verbal insult against Allah’s Messenger, Allah’s blessings be upon him and his Family, not due to the blood-letting.