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How should a woman count the days of Haidh?

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Q: For counting the days of haidh (the number of days of bleeding) should

– the number of days be counted like 5 days or 7 days

-or should the number of hours be counted like 60 hours or 72 hours etc.

This is for if a woman bleeds for more than 10 days… then should she take her previous haidh’s days? How should those previous days be counted? In hours or days?


A: In determining the days of aadat (haidh pattern), the days are considered e.g. if a woman bled for five days and few hours, her aadat (haidh pattern) will be regarded as five days.

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.

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