Bleeding 15 days with 4 days Tuhur

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Fatwa ID: 03700

Answered by: Maulana Maqtaur Rahman



A girl had her periods and for about a year or a year and a half, her habit was 8 to 9 days. Then, this October she bled for 10 days and then 30 days tuhur. Then she bled for 15 days and had 4 days tuhur, and then again strong bleeding for 5 days (up till today). What is her masala?



بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

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



Firstly, there is a terminology in Islamic Fiqh known as Istihadah. Istihadah is the duration of bleeding below/beyond the habitual monthly bleeding cycle a woman has. The general monthly duration of a woman bleeding is 3-10 days, any bleeding less than 3 days or more than 10 days will be considered as Istihadah. During the period of Istihadah, a woman can perform all acts of worship like she would during her time of purity (Tuhr) except that she would require to do wudu for every individual salah.[1] 


Based on the description above, a portion of the question indicates the normal cycle of Haidh (monthly bleeding duration). In October it was 10 days whereas 8-9 days was the norm of her bleeding, the extra 1-2 days will be counted as her days of Haidh as it encompasses 3-10 days.[2]     


The remaining portion of the question indicates Istihadah. When she was experiencing bleeding for 15 days, then the additional 5 days will be counted as Istihadah where she was obliged to pray her salah. Therefore, any salah which may have been missed within the 5 days of Istihadah will need to be prayed (Qadha). 



Only Allah knows best 

Written by Maulana Muqtaur Rahman 

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah 

Darul Ifta Birmingham 





[1] Qudoori, v.1 p.20, DKI prints


[2] Fatawa-Hindiyyah, v.1 p.41, DKI print


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