Coloured discharge seen during the days of haidh

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Q: I have clear and also yellowish discharge on a daily basis. I may begin my period in 4/5 days. I’m getting yellowish discharge – but this is, as I said, normal for me. However, I’m also getting lower abdomen pain. Like a twinging feeling – it seems a little similar to cramps. I’m not sure if I’m supposed to count this as haidh. What usually happens to me every month is, I see brownish discharge (which is old blood, so I know for sure it is hayd) then I see regular brown/red blood. But if yellow discharge is considered blood, then what do I do in this situation? Some women go through something called ‘pre-menstrual syndrome’ a week or two before our periods. I’m not sure if the cramp like feelings are a result of this syndrome or not or even something else.


A: The colour is not the basis for calculating haidh, it is the days. Hence, if the coloured discharge is seen during the time that it can be regarded as haidh then it will be regarded as haidh.

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


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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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