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I do have irregular periods and i am suffering with waswaas and so i always get confused

my question is if an unmarried girl is menstruating and at her 6 or 7th day there is no bleeding and but when she checked there was some traces of yellow and on 8 th day at night she had a very little flow of yellow discharge and on 9th when she checked she had trces of yellow and at night she had a little thread yellow coloured discharge is it taahir i really dont know what is the exact colour of that discharge whether white or yellow when i looked very closely it appeared very little like a white discharge but still confused (note that i dont know whether i was white or brown before drying)then i checked by wiping a piece of cotton and there was yellow discharge should i take ghusl or will i be sinned for doubting and getting confused and for missi g prayers i am always making niyaah that Allah if i will become 100% then i would sacrifice my self to say my salah but shaytaan is making me that i dont deserve this religion this things are making me deppressed i always wish that i would live like an ordinary person please help me sheikh …..


In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

It gives us great pleasure that you are concerned about your Salaah. It is indeed a sign of your Imaan. The difficulty you are facing in determining your days of Haydh will be a means of reward for you and not punishment.

Any color discharge besides pure white in the days of Haydh will be considered as Haydh up till ten full days (240 hours)[1].

You may read the translation of Bahishti Zewar (heavenly ornaments) to further acquaint yourself with the rulings of menstruation. Here is the link to the book.

And Allaah Ta’aala Knows Best

Muhammed Al-Ameen Bin Moulana Ismail Akoo

Student, Darul Iftaa

Newcastle; KZN, South Africa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



مختصر للقدوريكتاب الحيض

ج1 119 (دار الكتب العلمية)

وما تراه المرأة من الحمرة والصفرة والكدرة في أيام الحيض فهو حيض حتى ترى البياض الخالص


المبسوط للسرخسيباب صلاة المستحاضة

ج 1ص 18 (دار المعرفة – بيروت)

(قال) والحمرة والصفرة والكدرة في أيام الحيض حيض حتى ترى البياض الخالص


بدائع الصنائع في ترتيب الشرائعباب الحيض و أحكامه

ج 1ص 39 (دار الكتب العلمية)

وروي أن النساء كن يبعثن بالكرسف إلى عائشة – رضي الله عنها – فكانت تقول: لا حتى ترين القصة البيضاء، أي: البياض الخالص كالجص.

فقد أخبرت أن ما سوى البياض حيض،


مجمع الأنهر في شرح ملتقى الأبحمدة الحيض

ج 1ص 119

وما نقص عن أقله أو زاد على أكثره فهو استحاضة ، وما تراه من الألوان في مدته سوى البياض الخالص فهو حيض

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