Has My Period Started if I See a Little Brown Discharge With White Discharge?

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Fatwa ID: 03930

Answered by: Alimah Sumeyye Sofu



Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu.

I had very little brown discharge with white discharge, does it mean my menstruation has started or not? Please reply. Jazakallahu khairan


بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

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



Yes, as long as the brown discharge is within the days of menstruation, then it is counted as part of your menstruation.[1]

If the brown discharge is not within the days of mensuration, then it is counted as istihadha and the rulings of istihadha will apply; which means one should make wudhu for each prayer.[2]


Only Allah knows best

Written by Alimah Sumeyye Sofu

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham



[1] al-Hidayah p.111 v.1 Maktabatul Bushra


[2] al-Hidayah p.119 v.1 Maktabatul Bushra



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