Q: I am going for umrah in two days time. I miscarried at six weeks pregnant nine days ago but I have also had surgery to have everything removed from the utreus before I go for umrah. Can I still preform umrah? I am still getting light bleeding.
A: We assume that the limbs of the foetus at six weeks were not formed. If it is so, then if the blood flowed for three days or more it would be regarded as haidh. The woman will follow her previous menstruating cycle. E.g. If she was used to bleeding for five days and she now bled for over ten days, five days will be regarded as haidh and the remainder days as istihaadhah. In the state of istihaadah a women has to perform Salaah and she will conduct in the same way as a pure women conducts (i.e. a woman who is not experiencing haidh). In the state of stihaadah a women can perform umrah.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
والسقط إن ظهر بعض خلقه من أصبع أو ظفر أو شعر ولد فتصير به نفساء هكذا في التبيين وإن لم يظهر شيء من خلقه فلا نفاس لها فإن أمكن جعل المرئي حيضا يجعل حيضا وإلا فهو استحاضة (هندية 1/37)
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)