assalamualikum my problem is that my periods are very irregular some time period stop at 7 day but some time when i take bath for example at 7 day after one or two day i have dischage which is brown or red or yellow not white incolor although at the time when i take bath i have whithish discharge or even period was stop at 6 day but i wait for one day to be sure that my period has stop some said i should wait till ten day because this is the max time after that women consider mazour and can offer salah (one thing i want to mention is that my case is not that i bleed for many days my discharge problem last for only 2 or 3 days ) i am very confuse becasue some time after taking bath there is no dischage some time it does come and some time i bleedtill 8 day since i also i have the problem of inferility and my menstural cycle is only 24 days long our doctor advice us to do sobhat at day 8 or 9 of my cycle to maximize my chances of getting pregnat and since i am not sure about my periods so we delay it after 10 day also for the last year i also develop another problem which is before the start of my actual period bleeding day i have brown discharge which come for 1 day then stop for 2 days then come again (for example it start at day 20 of my cycle then no dicharge on 21 day then again 23 day then no dischare on 24 abnd 25 day then actual bleeding start ) how should i count the actual day of my bleeding i asked some one who said when the date you take paki ghuak and the date next period begins there should be 15 day period in between two is this correct i live in canada i will see a doctor but it will take long time but i need your advice pleas please reply my BOTH problems since i donot want to miss my prayers.
If you have some previous schedule i.e. fixed days of menstruation like five, six or seven days, then the schedule was disturbed, so if this bleeding discontinues within ten days then it will be considered menstruation and every ruling of menses will be applied, e.g. exemption from salah, prohibition of tilawah etc. If the bleeding continues for more than 10 days, then the bleeding exceeding the previous schedule will be considered non-menstruation and the missed prayers will have to be performed:
وإذا زاد الدم علی العادۃ فإن جاوز العشرۃ فالزائد کلہ استحاضۃ لأنہ لو کان حیضا ما جاوز أکثرہ وإلا فحیض أي وإلا لم یجاوز العشرۃ فالزائد علی العادۃ حیض علی الأصح (مجمع الانھر 1:8، بیروت)
(2) The one who told you is right. The bleeding after 15 days will be considered menstruation; whatever colour it may be, though there is gap of one or two days, it will be considered menses. Then, if bleeding continues for more than ten days while you had a schedule of 5 or 7 days, then the extra days from schedule will be considered non-menses. If there was no permanent schedule, then ten days of bleeding will be considered menses and the rest will be non-menses. The salah missed during menses is exempted, while a woman has to do qaza of salah missed in the state of non-menses bleeding.
Allah (Subhana Wa Ta’ala) knows Best
Darul Uloom Deoband