Irregular bleeding

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Q: I wanted to ask if a girl sees spotting (only twice) for 1 to 2 days (on days when periods are supposed to happen but miss the start date) and yellow discharge which is not followed by bleeding or brown or yellow discharge anymore, in fact feels like a little whitish transparent but no more brown or yellow and there is no spotting and the tissue comes out clean every time too. And she on the night of the 2nd day takes pills for them to come. These pills basically make sure that periods will start, the days for them to start is 3 to 6 days after the pills. What should the girl do in terms of ghusal and namaaz? This happens every 3 to 4 months at times every 6 months. I’ve read that the minimum period days are 3 days and 3 nights. Since I didn’t get them for this duration what am I supposed to do now? Should I take ghusal and start praying because periods will only start after the third day of pills. The days can go upto 6 and at times 15 too. I’m not even sure if I saw blood on the first day but I definitely saw a spot of red on the 2nd day (don’t remember whether it was the night of the 1st day or morning of the 2nd day). I need help in this matter. Kindly give a detailed answer.


A: If there is no spotting or bleeding experienced within fifteen days, then these two days will be regarded as Istihaadhah. However, if blood is seen then a woman will count this period as her haidh provided it falls within the haidh period (i.e. there is at least fifteen days or more that had passed since the last period.).

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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.