Menstruation and Post-Natal bleeding
She woke up and found that her period had ended, but she did not know when it ended; is her fast valid?In Ramadan, an hour before Fajr, my period had still not ended. Then I went to sleep, and woke up before Zuhr. When I went to check whether my period had ended, the piece of cotton came out clean. Please note that I also put on a pad after I found that my period had not yet ended before Fajr, and the pad that I had put on was completely clean and remained clean until the time I woke up. Did my period end before Fajr, from the last time I saw blood, or was it when I saw that the pad was dry? Do I have to refrain from eating and drinking that day, or may I not fast?
Ruling on bleeding that occurs intermittently during the month because of taking contraceptive pillsI take contraceptive pills. When I forget a pill or take it late, even half an hour after I should take it, I begin to bleed, and it may continue for three or four days. In the beginning, I regarded it as being istihaadah (irregular bleeding), and I would do wudoo’ and change the pad for every prayer, but recently I found out that this blood is actually menstrual blood that appears intermittently during the month if I forget to take a pill or I inadvertently take it late. What made me certain about that is the fact that my period is now two days, and the bleeding that occurs at that time is very light. What is the ruling on the days on which bleeding occurs during the month? Should I continue to regard them as istihaadah, or should I regard them as days of menses and not pray? Also, changing the pad at the time of every prayer is something that is very difficult, especially if I am out of the house for a long time. Is it permissible for me to do wudoo’ only at the time of each prayer, if it is too difficult to change the pad, especially since this happens to me repeatedly, and is almost every ten days?
If the bleeding lasts for more than fifteen days, it is clear that it is irregular bleeding (istihaadah) and she should make up the prayers of any days beyond the duration of her usual periodLast Ramadan, my wife’s period was delayed by approximately three months, then it finally came on 16 th Sha‘baan, but it was not as it had been before, as it was very light. On 29th Sha‘baan, in the same month, it became heavy. The doctor prescribed some medicine for her, but it did not stop. She went to another doctor on 26th Ramadaan, and she prescribed another kind of medicine for three days, then the period stopped. But my question is: does she have to make up 28 days, because she counted seven days at the beginning of Ramadan, and did not fast during that time, then she completed the fast for the rest of the month, assuming that it was istihaadah (irregular bleeding). Is her fasting valid or not, or does she have to make up all 28 days? She only fasted 15 days, based on the fatwa mentioned, but I don’t know whether her actions were valid or if she sinned because she did not fast 28 days.
Does she have to insert a piece of cotton to check whether her menses has ended, or is it sufficient to wait for twenty-four hours and then do ghusl?We have read a great deal on your website and other websites which says that one of the signs of the end of menses apart from the white discharge is complete dryness, and the guideline is for the woman to wipe the place or insert a piece of cotton, and if it comes out free from any trace of colour, then menses is over. My question is: is it obligatory to do this type of checking with cotton and the like in this manner, or is the aim behind it only to verify the end of menses, which may be done in any way? Usually this woman waits for twenty-four hours, then if nothing comes out on her clothes – and she knows that her period is usually seven or eight days – then without wiping with cotton she does ghusl and prays. Is this correct, or must she wipe to check?
Is dryness the agreed-upon sign of the end of menses?I would like to ask about Ibn ‘Uthaymin’s final opinion regarding the yellowish and brownish discharge, as he said that they are not part of menses at all. My question is: what did he (may Allah have mercy on him) say about the hadith which speaks of the women sending vessels containing pieces of cloth on which there was yellowish discharge to ‘A’ishah (may Allah be pleased with her), and her telling them not to be hasty until they saw the white discharge? Does this mean that she (may Allah be pleased with her) thought that it was part of menses? Did he (may Allah have mercy on him) think that this hadith was da‘if (weak), because he did not regard the yellowish and brownish discharge as menses, or did he have other reasons? Is the addition of the words “after the end of menses” in the hadith “we did not regard the yellowish and brownish discharge as being of any significance” a da‘if (weak) addition, indicating that the hadith is general in meaning, in which case we should not regard the yellowish and brownish discharge as being part of menses? Please note that I follow the view of those who regard it as menses if it is connected to menses, but I want to put my mind at rest. Are the scholars unanimously agreed that the end of menses can only be confirmed if there is complete dryness?
If she had an IUD inserted, then her period got longer, then she suffered prolonged non-menstrual bleeding, should she follow her cycle before the IUD or after it?I had an IUD inserted about a year ago, and now my period lasts for approximately twelve days, whereas before it used to be seven or eight days. Please note that when it begins it is dark yellow trending towards brown, and is accompanied by cramps. That lasts for two days, then there is heavy bleeding for three or four days, and it begins to lighten until it becomes dark yellow or brown, and that carries on for a while. I do not know exactly when the period ends, but a while ago I heard that what is meant by dryness is inserting a piece of white cotton or a tissue and the like, and if there is any colour on it, that means that I have not become pure yet, and if there is no colour on it, then I have become pure [i.e., my period has ended]. I have been relying on this method to determine whether I have become pure or not, but I do not know whether it is correct or not. This month, on the second day of Shawwaal, the same thing happened: light discharge, then heavy bleeding, then it became yellow and light brown, but the brown discharge continued for a long time. About three days ago, the colour began to get darker again, so I inserted a piece of cloth and it came out dark brown. Should I do ghusl and pray? If we say that it is istihaadah, should I work out the times of my menses according to the natural cycle that I had before inserting the IUD or the cycle I had after that? Is it permissible to have intercourse in this situation?
Return of yellowish discharge and very slight traces of blood after the end of menstrual bleedingI have read that the end of menstrual bleeding may be signalled by one of two signs, either complete dryness or the white discharge. But I find it very difficult to work out when my menses has ended, because I have the regular type of bleeding for 4 to 5 days, then after that it reduces little by little, and for three or four days I start to see dryness that lasts for several hours, sometimes for twelve hours or more. And sometimes there is a clear discharge that is somewhat yellowish. Then after that, a few hours later, there is some clear discharge in which there is some blood. It so happens that I do ghusl when I am dry for several hours, and I pray, then I stop praying when I start to bleed again, even though the amount is very, very small, and I wait until it is completely dry, with no sign of yellowish secretions or blood. Sometimes I see the white discharge, and I know that this is the sign that my menses has ended, so I pray. For how long should I see dryness in order to know that my menses has ended? Does that dryness have to last for a day and a night? Please note that for several hours there may be complete dryness with no yellowish discharge or blood.
She emitted a brownish discharge during ‘umrahI am sixteen years old. I took pills to stop my menses so that I could go and do ‘umrah, but during tawaf and sa‘i, some brownish discharge came out of me. When I went back home, this discharge stopped for approximately six hours. Is this discharge regarded as menses? Do I have to repeat ‘umrah? Please note that I did not exit ihram after doing ‘umrah.
A woman with istihaadah (irregular bleeding) who had a regular cycle should stop praying at the time when she used to get her menses, whether at the beginning of the month, in the middle or at the endMy period has been irregular for more than two years. I get it for seven days three months in a row. I am not married. Seven months ago, my period started to come once every two months. I used a folk remedy three months ago, and my period started to last for ten or fifteen days, so I started to regard the first seven days as hayd (menses) and the rest as istihaadah (irregular bleeding). My period came on 16 Sha‘baan as usual, and as usual I regarded the first seven days as menses and the rest as istihaadah. On 27 Sha‘baan, I took pills to stop the period, and the bleeding stopped for four days. I did ‘umrah in Makkah on 2 Ramadan, and because of the physical exertion and walking, my period started again, even though I did not stop taking the pills. Even though I saw the blood, I carried on fasting and praying in the Haram in Makkah until 14 Ramadan, when the bleeding stopped. Are my prayers and fasting valid?
She thinks it most likely that her period is coming; is it permissible for her to delay the prayer and not do it as soon as the time for it begins?I am a woman; every month at a certain time, before my period comes, I feel pain in my back and my stomach, and I know that this is the sign of my period, and I expect that it will come at any moment, so I try not to delay any prayer, for fear that my period may come after the time for the prayer begins, and I will not be able to offer the prayer after it becomes obligatory for me. But nevertheless, my resolve weakens sometimes, especially with regard to ‘Isha’ prayer, because I usually delay it for two or three hours, and do not offer the prayer straight away. It has happened to me more than once that I delayed ‘Isha’ and did not pray straight away, and when I got up to pray it after two or three hours, I found that my period had begun. I know that on these days it is possible that my period could come at any moment. Am I sinning in this case? Am I regarded as deliberately not having prayed? I am not saying that I am not to blame, because I delayed the prayer, but I was weak and too lazy to offer the prayer straight away.
Menstruating woman touching a CD-ROM containing the Qur’aan and reading Qur’aan from itI have just read one of your answers which says that a menstruating woman may not touch the Quran as she is not in the state of purity. I have a CD-ROM called Alim which contains the complete Quran and Hadith. Am I allowed to read the Qur'an on my computer as I am not physically touching the book, and would I be allowed to touch the CD-ROM considering the information that the disc holds? Jazak Allah Khairun
A menstruating woman is not naajis (impure)Do the clothes worn by a mestruating woman need to be washed even if they are not stained by the menstrual blood? Once her periods have finished, can a woman perform salat with the clothes that she wore while menstruating without washing them if they were not stained with the blood?
Blood spots that appear prior to MenstruationBefore my menstrual period I spot for about five days . I would like to know can I pray and fast ? I know already that after my menstrual period if I'm spotting then I should pray but this is before starting my period.
Maximum period for post-childbirth bleedingMy Question About Taharah for women after childbirth. My wife kept bleeding after our child birth for exactly 56 days that is 16 days more than usual. Could you give us details about what she should consider those extra 16 days. some says that it might be her period (Dawrah ), some said it is estihathah. other said it is a collection of Dawrah and estihathah. We have Sheikh Mohmmed bin Saleh Al-Othaimeen book " Al-dema'a Al-tabeeiyah", but we did not realy understand exactly what he means.How do we know that it is her periond or it is not?
Can You Pray If Your Period Is more than 15 Days?What is the ruling if a woman’s period lasts longer than 15 days?
Praying when a woman's period lasts longer than normalPraying during menstruation is impure,, but what if the periods lasts more than the normal days, (5-7 days). My question is whether we wait until it stops and then pray or can we pray, even though the periods last way longer?
Her menses ended but there is still some blood in the urine; should she fast?After my menses came – and actually I do not know how many days it lasts – on the day when the menses stopped, there were still some drops of blood in the urine. I did not fast on that day, on the assumption that it was menses. Do I have to make up that day, and is there any sin on me, or was it permissible for me to not fast?
Does Spotting Count as a Period?The time for my period came two days ago. Yesterday, before Maghrib, I had a single spot of blood, until the time of ‘Isha, so I did not pray. Please note that the regular time had not yet ended, and I felt the usual pains.
She took medicine and did tawaf one day after her menses ended, then after doing ‘umrah she noticed a brownish discharge. Is her ‘umrah valid?I went to do ‘umrah in Ramadan, and my monthly period came. In order not to miss out on doing ‘umrah I took medicine to stop my period, and it stopped for one day, and on the following day I went to do the rituals of ‘umrah and I prayed Taraweeh, and cut my hair. After that, I went to the bathroom and noticed a spot of light blood that was yellowish in colour. I asked a shaykh about that and he told me to repeat it. The following day, I did not see any other discharge, so I did ghusl again, and I went and did the rituals again, and exited ihram again. My question is: is what I did correct? What about cutting the hair the first time? My second question is: it was written on the box of this medicine that it could cause bleeding in the uterus a few days after taking it, similar menstrual bleeding, and in fact that happened a few days later, but I regarded it as istihaadah (irregular bleeding), and I fasted and prayed as usual during these days. Do I have to do anything?
What is the evidence for the maximum length of menses being fifteen days, and what is the maximum length of tuhr (purity)?Please if you can mention the evidences used by the majority scholars regarding 15 days of maximum for hayd period and 13 or 15 days (not sure how many days) of minimum for tuhr period. Please also mention the majority opinion of tuhr period in detail. Please mention them with evidences (which Aayah or Hadeeth is used by them to support their opinions, alongwith the authenticity of that hadeeth). In addition, i want to know that is it possible that a person follows 15 days of maximum as hayd period but follows the opinion of no specified tuhr period but when one sees that blood with those characteristics then counts it as menses? Or the one who follows 15 of maximum as hayd also has to follow the 13 or 15 of tuhr period as well?