Irregular bleeding


1. I have very irregular menses where this entire year went and I did not get my menses. Recently I started herbal medicine which has helped but sometimes the clean period of 15 days between 2 menstrual cycles don’t pass and I am experiencing the next cycle. Mufti how should I count the 15 day clean period?

2. I am developing a cycle that lasts for 10 days and sometimes more. How will I calculate when the ghusal should be made? Currently I see if I started menses after zohr then on the 11th day after zohr I take a ghusal. Is this correct?



1. The least period between two menses is 15 days. If before the completion of 15 days the bleeding commences, this will not be regarded as haidh, instead this will be regarded as istihaazah.

2. Yes

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)