Fatawa Answer

Question: Fasting in irregular cycles

ID: 1795

Name: Purification


asalam u alaikum.. 

my question is regarding prayers and fasting during irregular cycles.. i had no periods after 40 days of birth of my children on 9th august due to birth control intrauterine device.. now on 19 feb i had spotting til 17 of march it was only spotting with on and off heavy flow..  i remained bleed since 17 march till 27 march when again i had spotting.. i continued my fasting and prayers as i believe its not normal menstruation.. its sometimes heavy sometimes only sootting.. and sometimes nothing.. am i doing correct to continue my prayer and fast.. i do however keep my clothes clean and do wudu before every prayer.. kindly guide me about this in detail



بسم اللہ الرحمٰن الرحیم

الجواب وباللہ التوفیق

In your case, the continuous discharge of blood and spotting is of “Istihazah". The ruling in this is, that the number of days of your menstrual cycle habit will be considered menstruation, and the rest of the days will be considered your purification days. 

Therefore, during the “istihazah” days (the purity days), perform ablution at the time of every prayer, and pray as many salahs or nawafil, recitation of the Holy Quran with that same ablution until the time of the next prescribed prayer. Then again perform fresh ablution for the next salah. But remember that if ablution breaks due to reasons other than blood, like passing of gas, or the need to go to the toilet, fresh wodhu’a becomes mandatory. 

Also keep in mind is that the blood spots seen during the typical menstrual period, will be counted as menstruation, during which the acts of worship including the prescribed daily prayers, Nawafil, fasting, touching of and the recitation of the Holy Qur’an are all prohibited. 

After termination of the menstrual period, you are required to perform your usual religious duties of prayers, and recitation of the Holy Qur’an, etc. The same plan will be repeated every successive month. 

Hope that clarifies your concerns, but if you have any additional specific questions provide us detailed schedule of blood and purification days per your habits and experience. 

الحیض   اسم لدم خارج من رحم المرأة، فأما الخارج من فرج المرأة دون الرحم فهو استحاضة وليس بحيض شرعاً(المحیط البرھانی: ۱؍۳۲۹)

(هو) لغة السيلان وشرعا على القول بأنه من الأحداث مانعية شرعية بسبب الدم المذكور

وعلى القول بأنه من الأنجاس ( دم من رحم ) خرج الاستحاضة ومنه ما تراه صغيرة وآيسة ومشكل ( لا لولادة ) خرج النفاس ‘‘(الدر المختار وحاشیۃ ابن عابدین:۱؍۲۸۳)

فقط واللہ اعلم بالصواب

Answered On: Thursday, Jul 27, 2023 | N/A

Answered By: Mufti Mohammed Ataur Rahman Sajid

Checked By: Mufti Mohammed Navalur Rahman