Irregular cycle

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Q: I have an irregular cycle, or rather haven’t made a proper recorder of my dates, until recently. Since July this year I’ve made a sincere effort to monitor my haidh. I’ve notice that I usually have my haidh for 3-4 days each month with paak days of 18-20 days. However sometimes I have absolutely no discharge after 3 days and I start to spot within the 10 day period for another day maybe 2 or 3. Is this haidh or istihaiza as it is not my habit? I am on a pill. I am very concerned as I am leaving for Haj and not sure how this would affect my Salaah and tawaaf e-Ziyaarat. Do I follow my new habit or that before the pill?

Irregular cycle

A: If the spotting stops within the ten days then the days of the spotting will be regarded as haidh. If the spotting continues over ten days then you should regard your previous cycle to be haidh and the remainder days as istihaadha.


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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