Irregular bleeding

Q: I have what I think is a huge problem especially with the holy month of Ramadaan coming. I am a married woman who was on the 3 month injection/contraceptive for 4 years, this made me gain weight so I decided to go off the injection and went  on the loop instead. This was in November last year. Since i’m on the loop I’ve been spotting/bleeding (not a real menstruation) but the sister told me that it would take up to +-9 months to work out. My question is, with me spotting on and off when and how do I know when I’m clean enough to perform salaah and also fast in the month of ramadaan if this continues? When I say I spot on and off, I spot a whole week and clear for like 3-5 days and just continue spotting again. Please advise as to what and how I go about this.


A: Prior to the spotting if you had a set pattern of bleeding in your haidh, then follow that pattern and the rest of the days, regard it as istihaazah.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)