Irregular bleeding

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Q: If a woman bleeds for 4 days (habit is 7 days) and then experiences bleeding again before the completion of 15 days (but after 10 days has passed),

1. Can this now be regarded as Istihadha?

2. Is there any Qadha salaahs at all that she has to perform?

3. Does she need to now perform Ghusl before reading her salaah as she may not have had a bath after the 10th day?


A: If her the bleeding resumed before fifteen full days of purity could pass from the fourth day when it had initially stopped, then her haidh will revert to her last habit of 7 days and the bleeding thereafter will be counted as istihaadhah.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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