Irregular bleeding

Q: I am a 29 years old woman. I never had a fixed cycle since I got baaligh. Sometimes I bleed after 35 days and next time after 2 to 3 months. Sometimes bleeding continue for 4 days and other times for 6 days. I never know when will I bleed. Bleeding always lasts between 3 to 10 days, means it is never less than 3 days and never more than 10 days. After it stops it never comes before 30 days, but may not come sometimes even for 2 to 3 months. During the days when I am bleeding it also happens many times that I bleed for 3 days, then it stops completely for 1 to 2 days and then again few drops will come sometimes during next 2 to 3 days. I had 2 children, first time nifas bleeding continued irregularly for 55 days stopping in between completely for 3-5 days and then starting again. Second time nifas came 4-5 days only and then 1 or 2 drops used to come sometimes in a day for 20-30 days. This 1 or 2 drops was not coming everyday but only once in 3-4 days. Till now what I do is when I see blood I stop doing namaz and roza and when blood stops I bath and do my prayer. In my second nifas after 5-6 days I started praying and I used to bath and continue with prayers after this drop of blood used to come. Kindly advise me what I should do in this situation during haidh and nifas both please regarding salah, saum and intercourse?


A: You will count all this bleeding as nifaas. The maximum days of nifaas are forty. After forty days this will not be counted as nifaas. Rather you will be counted as pure in spite of seeing blood.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)