Irregular bleeding

Q: I have a question, one sister recently had a miscarriage of a baby of 7 weeks, and after that during 2 weeks she has been bleeding. I know that just 10 days is the maximum a person is considered napak in the case of Haidh, and 40 days in the case of giving birth, but how is it in this case?

Also there’s another sister whose Haidh has altered due to an infection called depropovera, which she used for stopping her Haidh during Hajj. Now she has been bleeding for two weeks, some days it seems that it has stopped but then it comes a lot. Her habitual days was 7 days. So which days are considered Haidh and istihadha?



1. Refer to

2. She should follow her previous bleeding pattern. If she bleeds more than her previous bleeding pattern and the bleeding surpasses ten days, then the bleeding seen after her bleeding pattern will be regarded as istihaazah.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)