Seeing brown discharge after the days of haidh

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Q: My last haiz (or what I considered my haiz) was June 28 – July 4 and remained a brown colour throughout. It looked like discharge and for 1 or 2 days had red streaks of blood. Then it continued as brown discharge/ blood , im not sure. Today (July 15) I have got the same brown discharge / blood. But I have not had a 15 day gap of purity so I have continued to pray as I think I have istihaza.

1. Am I right in thinking I should be praying now?

2. Should I have prayed during the first time I experienced the brown discharge / blood

3. I have read online that there must be a 15 day or 10 day gap of purity – I would like to know where the evidence for this is.

4. I also heard the ruling for istihazah is to clean with instinja, I do this but still blood remains, so I pray anyways. Is my prayer valid or must I repeat them once I am pure? 


A: What you have done is correct. This second bleeding will be regarded as istihaazah. You will perform all your salaah in the state of istihaazah. If the blood continues to come out throughout the salaah time and you are unable to perform the fard salaah without the blood stoping, then you will be considered a mazoor and the law of a mazoor will apply to you. The law of a mazoor is that he/she will make wudu at the beginning of every salaah time and perform the salaah. The coming out of blood will not cause the wudu to break.

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, 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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