Fatwa ID: 02985
Answered by: Moulana Muddasser Dhedhy
Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah
If a woman is due her period and she takes a pill however she doesn't start properly but she is spotting here n there. Is that classed as haidh still cos it's happening in the time of her haidh?
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
It is not a requirement of Haidh that the bleeding is continuous. Intermittent bleeding will still be considered to be Haidh as long as the bleeding/spotting happens over 3 to 10 days. Any bleeding lasting for less than three days will be Istihadhah (non-menstrual bleeding). Any bleeding over and above ten days will be regarded as Istihadhah. Also, the bleeding/spotting should be preceded by fifteen complete days which were regarded as tuhr (a state free of Haidh).
Only Allah Ta'ala knows best.
Written by Moulana Muddasser Dhedhy
Check and approve by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham
(وَمِنْهَا) النِّصَابُ أَقَلُّ الْحَيْضِ ثَلَاثَةُ أَيَّامٍ وَثَلَاثُ لَيَالٍ فِي ظَاهِرِ الرِّوَايَةِ. هَكَذَا فِي التَّبْيِينِ وَأَكْثَرُهُ عَشَرَةُ أَيَّامٍ وَلَيَالِيهَا. كَذَا فِي الْخُلَاصَةِ. (وَمِنْهَا) تَقَدُّمُ نِصَابِ الطُّهْرِ وَفَرَاغِ الرَّحِمِ عَنْ الْحَبَلِ. هَكَذَا فِي السِّرَاجِ الْوَهَّاجِ. (الفتاوى الهندية ج 1 ص 41. دار الكتب العلمية)
Birgivi's Manual Interpreted: Complete Fiqh of Menstruation & Related Issues pp. 33 & 35.