Spotting after the haidh period

Q: My question for today is I did ghusul on 18th of May but from 23rd I am spotting blood and despite spotting blood I was still praying and on 26th I was fasting again despite spotting blood. I told one Muslim lady and she told me my fasting is makrooh, so I had to open my fast. I didn’t pray on the 26th till 28th but I did ghusul and I am fasting on 29th but in the morning again I spotted blood so I just wanted to know am I allowed to fast and pray despite blood spotting or not?

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A: If blood is seen after the haidh period and it is not possible that the bleeding be regarded as haidh, then it will be regarded as istihaaza. In the state of istihaazah a woman is regarded as a woman who is paak. Hence she may recite the Qur’an, keep nafil fasts and she will have to perform her fardh Salaah.

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)