Q: I would like to know how to work out my period as my cycle has changed. I still have the marina on. During these last few months I bled very little. For example I get a brown discharge for two days and then 14 or 15 days later I get a red discharge for two days. So basically throughout the month I’m bleeding for about four days on and off. How do I work out my period? I also get a whitish yellow discharge often. Will I count that as period blood also? This month I never bleed at all for about 22 days and then I bled for about 6 days. I’m very confused as I don’t know which days to count as my period and which are my clean days. I want to keep my qadhas before Ramadan but I’m not sure on which days I should fast.
A: From the last haidh to the following haidh if during the interval of fifteen days any bleeding was experienced, you will count it as istihaadhah irrespective of the colour. The second haidh cannot be experienced before the passing of fifteen days. After fifteen days passes, if the bleeding continues for three days or more, it will be counted as haidh.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)