Experiencing signs of haidh without seeing blood

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Q: During the time of the month when a woman is expecting her period, she sees a small discharge of blood at night. She also feels what seems like the beginnings of period cramps. She assumes it is her period, doesn’t pray isha, goes to sleep and wakes up in the morning, doesn’t pray fajr. Later in that day, she goes to the bathroom and sees no blood, though she feels cramps. At this point does she have to pray? Does she have to make up the isha and fajr prayers she did not pray assuming she was on her period?

What if her she sees blood again later in the day?


A: It is permissible to read the namaaz.

If you experience this then notify us.

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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