If There is a Gap Between the Two Bleedings in a Woman

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Fatwa ID: 04874

Answered by: Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah




If there is a gap between the two bleedings in a woman’s period 



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




In the aforementioned scenario, if a woman bled for four days but within ten days of the blood starts, the period between the two bleedings will be counted as Haidh. Therefore, one will have to refrain from praying salah. (Key to Purity p.20 –p.21 & Dars Tirmizi p.363 v.1)


Istihadah is that which a woman sees for less than three days or more than ten days. The analogy is made to people who continuously urinate. These people are called mazuur the excused people.


One will become a Ma’zoor only if the state of impurity lasts for one complete duration of a Salah time. If throughout this time, blood, urine, or any other impurities flowed or dripped continuously, not enabling one to make wudhu and perform the Fardh Salah with purity, then one will be known as a Ma’zoor. The time will be reckoned from the Salah time immediately following the Salah time in which the illness etc… happened. During this time if the illness stopped long enough to enable one to make the faraaidh of wudhu (face, arms, etc…) and just the Fardh Salah, then one will not be considered a Ma’zoor. After qualifying as a Ma’zoor, one will remain a Ma’zoor as long as the bleeding, discharge etc… does not stop for one full Salah time. Upon becoming a Ma’zoor, it is not necessary for the bleeding to be continuous in the succeeding Salah times, it will suffice if the bleeding was for just a moment for one to continue to be considered a Ma’zoor. A Ma’zoor shall make Wudhu for every Fardh Salah. The wudhu of a Ma’zoor remains valid for the duration of the Salah time and all the factors which break wudhu besides the factor responsible for making one Ma’zoor will nullify the wudhu of a Ma’zoor. (Ahsanul Fatawa p.77 v.2 & Fatawa Darul Uloom Deoband p.298 v.1)



Only Allah Knows Best

Written by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham



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