Does a menopausal woman follow the laws of menstruation (Haidh)?

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Q. Until what age can a woman experience Haidh for all its laws to apply to her?

A. According to the relied upon view (Mufta Bihi Qawl), the laws of Haidh (menstruation) will apply to a woman until the age of fifty five lunar years (approximately 53 years and 4 months according to the solar calendar). (Shaami 1/ 304)

Blood flow experienced thereafter will not be considered as Haidh (menstruation) and as such, the laws of Haidh (menstruation) will not apply to her.

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Mufti Ismaeel Bassa

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