Confirming When Menses Ends

Fatwa ID: 03476

Answered by: Alimah Sabrina Saidova



I have irregular menses and am ma'dhur since I get a constant discharge, even on tuhr days, which is mostly yellow or brownish. When my periods stop, I wait a few days to confirm this – since a lot of times I think they have stopped when two or three days later I see blood spotting again. If during the days when I'm waiting I don't bleed, then I make qadha for all the prayers I've missed.

The question is if I see blood at night but the next morning I check, there's no blood and I wait one day to confirm whether I am on tuhr or not – then do I have to make up prayers of one day and the fajr in between the two times I checked? Or do I just make up the prayers of one day? Basically, if I see blood but a few hours later I do not see blood, then do I need to make up for the prayers in between? Or do I not have to since after the time of not seeing blood is when my tuhr period starts – so no prayers need to be made up?


بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful


If you see blood at night, change your garment and sleep. In the morning after Fajr, if you see no stain, then you have to make qadha of your Fajr prayer.


Only Allah knows best

Written by Alimah Sabrina Saidova

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham



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