Irregular periods due to the pill

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Irregular periods due to the pill


In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.




The scholars have written that a women is allowed to take such pills which stop her menstruation with the following conditions:


  1. Taking such pills must not result in putting her life and health at risk. Saaiduna Abu Said Al Khudri Radiallahu Anhu narrates that the Prophet of Allah Sallallahu Alahi Wasalam has said “There should be neither harming nor reciprocating harm.” (Sunan Ibn Majah & Darul Qutni)
  2. One takes the advice of a God fearing reliable Muslim physician.


From the question you sent we could deduce that the pill has caused you many harms and stress than benefit. Therefore you should refrain from using it in the future.


With regards to your question you will not be allowed to pray, fast etc… for the number of days that your period usually lasts every month and this will be considered as your haidh. The remaining days of the month will be considered as istihadah. You will be obliged to continue praying, fasting etc…Your husband will be allowed to have sexual intercourse with you during this period as you are considered pure even though you may be bleeding.


According to the Hanafi Fiqh you will be considered like a Mazoor. A person who due to some illness, etc… continuously remains in the state of impurity, being unable to remain in the state of purity long enough to perform Salaah is called a Ma’zoor.


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 continous in the succeeding Salah times, it will suffice if the bleeding was for just a moment for one to be 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


Mohammed Tosir Miah


Darul Ifta Birmingham

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