Fatwa ID: 04002
Answered by: Alimah Sabrina al-Faarsiyyah
Last month, I had 8 days spotting ( White discharge that gradually becomes dark day by day and then lastly turns black and then red) and experienced my periods on the 22nd. Spotting had started after a full 15-day tuhr. 28th was the last day and I performed ghusl on the 29th.
Currently, I am experiencing dark discharge from the 14th with an approx. 16-day tuhr gap in between. Should I perform salah or is this haidh?
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
The cycle of your previous month which you have provided me is not a valid habit upon which I can analyze your current month’s cycle. Kindly provide me with the most recent cycle before the previous one in which you had a valid tuhr and haidh.
In the previous month, you first had 15 days of tuhr, then had 8 days of spotting, followed by 6 days of haidh from the 22th-28th. In this scenario, because the total number of days you bled (14 days) went over the maximum (10 days), you were required to return to your previous habit of haidh and tuhr. Or, if spotting occurred before the completion of your tuhr, you were required to continue praying, unless the spotting continued to your days of haidh.
For me to elaborate further as to which days were istihadhah or haidh and how long of tuhr or hadith you are required to be given, please provide me with a valid habit before the previous cycle so that I may analyze the previous one before analyzing the current one.
Only Allāh Ta’ālā knows best
Written by Alimah Sabrina al-Faarsiyyah
Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
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