Yellowish discharge after purification from menses

Question: One Ramadaan night, my paternal aunt became pure from menses, i.e. Her period was over, before dawn. She observed Sawm (Fast) on the next day but at the time of Duhr (Noon) Prayer she saw Sufrah (yellow vaginal discharge during or after menstruation). Is her Sawm valid?

Answer: Her Sawm is valid if Tuhr (purity from menses signaled by white discharge or complete cessation of bleeding) commenced before the break of dawn and thus she observed Sawm on the next day. As for the yellowish discharge that appears after seeing Tuhr… read more here.

Delaying making up for missed days until after another Ramadaan passes

Question: During the month of Ramadaan, 1409 A.H., my wife did not observe Sawm (Fast) during her 14-day menstrual period. Later, she made up for only seven days and so she still has to make up for the remaining seven days. Now, she is in the sixth month of pregnancy. Please give me Fatwaa’ on whether Kaffaarah (expiation) can replace making up for the missed fasts. If not, what should she do? May Allaah reward you with the best!

Answer: Your wife has to make up for the remaining days of Sawm she missed during Ramadaan due to menstruation. If the delay in making up for the days she missed was for no Shar`ee (Islaamic legal) excuse, she has to pay a Kaffaarah for every day she missed in addition to making up. The Kaffaarah is feeding a poor person, for each day, half a Sa` (1 Saa` = 3 kg. Approx.) of dried dates, wheat, or any other staple foodstuff. It should be given to the poor of the country and it is permissible to give the total amount to only one poor person. However, if the delay is due to pregnancy or disease,then she only has to make up for the missed days… read more here.

Yellowish discharge after purification from menstruation

Question: A lady started her menstruation period but the discharge stopped after six days so she performed Ghusl (ritual bath following major ritual impurity), and resumed Salaah (Prayer) and Sawm (Fast). Two days passed before she started to bleed again but only for one day.

Again the lady performed Ghusl then resumed Salaah and Sawm. Nevertheless, she bled another time for one day. What should she do?

Were the Salaah and Sawm that she performed after the first six days i.e. the period of her menstruation valid?

Does she have to perform Salaah and Sawm during these extra days of bleeding or should she make up for Salaah and Sawm when the blood ceases?

Is it obligatory on her to perform Ghusl after the termination of this blood just as is done after menstruation or not?

What is the ruling in the case that her menstruation period continues for five days but she waits until the sixth lest the bleeding should start again, then she makes Ghusl when she is sure that no blood can be seen?

Is it obligatory for her, after performing Ghusl by the end of the sixth day, to make up all the obligatory Salaahs (Prayers) she missed on that day? Please provide me with your beneficial answer!

Answer: A lady should stop performing Salah and Sawm during the days of her menstruation. Once she is pure, she should perform Ghusl and make up for the days of Sawm but not the Salaahs she missed. In case that she sees Sufrah (Yellowness) and Kudrah (swarthiness) after the start of Tuhr (purification), she should perform Salaah and Sawm and not be affected by such discharges. However, she should perform Wudoo’ (ablution) when the due time of each Salaah starts for Umm `Atiyyah (may Allaah be pleased with her) said: We used to disregard dark and yellow discharges after the start of Tuhr.read more here.

Fasting after the postpartum bleeding (Nifaas)

Question: My wife gave birth almost seven days before Ramadaan. She became Taahir (ritually pure) before the beginning of the month. Is her Sawm (fast) valid or should she make up for it? She said that she fasted once she was Taahir. Please answer me, may Allaah reward you with the best!

Answer: If the case is as you have mentioned, and your wife fasted Ramadaan while she is Taahir, her Sawm is valid. There is no need to make up for it… read more here.

A fasting woman menstruating before sunset

Question: What is the ruling on a fasting woman whose period starts just few minutes before sunset? Does this invalidate her Sawm (Fast)?

Answer: If her period starts before sunset, her Sawm is invalid and she has to make up for it later. However, if her period starts after sunset, her Sawm is valid and she does not have to make up for it… read more here.

A man performing Istinjaa’ for breaking wind and a woman seeing blood at the time of her menses

Question: Is it obligatory to perform Istinjaa’ (cleansing the private parts with water after urination or defecation) after a person (male or a female) breaks wind? Also, what should a lady do in case she sees three drops of blood during the time of her menstruation period while she is observing Sawm (Fast)? Is it permissible for her to break her Sawm or should she continue her Sawm bearing in mind that this happens just before sunset?

Answer: Breaking wind, whether by a man or a woman, invalidates Wudoo’ (ablution). A person who breaks wind is not required to perform Istinjaa’. Rather, it is obligatory on this person to perform Wudoo’, which is washing the face along with Maddmadah (rinsing the mouth) and Istinshaaq (sniffing water into the nose and then expelling it), washing the two arms up until the elbows, wiping the head along with the ears, and washing the feet along with the ankles. On the other hand, when a lady sees blood during the time of her menstruation period while she is observing Sawm then it stops, she should terminate the Sawm even if the blood is little. This lady should break her Sawm, make up the missed days later, and perform Ghusl (ritual bath following major ritual impurity) once the blood stops… read more here.

Ignorantly abandoning making up for the missed days of Ramadaan due to the menses

Question: Some ladies used to not make up for the days that they did not fast in Ramadaan due to a Shar`ee (Islaamic legal) excuse, i.e. menstruation. This is because most of them were ignorant of the Islaamic ruling regarding the obligation of making up these days while others were careless of the matter. One of these ladies did not know that making up such days was obligatory because of the lack of schools and awareness. She is now over forty five years old and her menstruation has ceased no less than four years ago. She would like an answer for her question and she insisted that I should inquire about this issue on her behalf. So please provide us with the answer and tell us what this lady should do especially that she is over forty five years of age?

Answer: In case the reality is exactly as what is mentioned in the question, this lady should do Tawbah (repentance to Allaah, may He be Glorified and Exalted) for her negligence and for not asking people of sound Islaamic knowledge. Moreover, it is obligatory on her to make up for the number of days of Ramadaan that she missed since she attained puberty… read more here.

Ruling on a woman who does not know the exact days she broke her fast due to her menstruation

Question: My menstrual period stopped and started again only ten days later. It continued for four days then I took medicine so it stopped. This happened during Ramadaan in this current year 1400 A. H. The point is that I continued to observe Sawm (Fast) and combine Salaah (Prayer) for the four days of the second menstruation mentioned above. Should I make up for these four days or it is sufficient that I fasted them in Ramadaan bearing in mind that the blood was black in color during these four days? Please answer us! May Allaah reward you with the best.

Answer: It is obligatory on you to perform Sawm for the four days mentioned. This is because the Sawm you performed for these days while you were bleeding was invalid as the black blood you have mentioned in the question was menstrual blood… read more here.

A woman’s ignorance of Islaamic rulings of menstruation for fasting

Question: A sixty year old lady was ignorant of the rulings of menstruation for many years. She did not make up for the days she had not fasted in Ramadaan because she thought these days were not to be made up for as she had heard from some common people.

Answer: This lady has to make Tawbah (repentance to Allaah) from doing so because she did not ask people who are knowledgeable of the rulings of Islaam. She should also make up the number of days that she thinks were most probably missed. Moreover, she has to offer a Kaffaarah (expiation) for each day she missed by feeding one Miskeen (needy) half a Saa` (1 Saa`=3 kg approx.) of wheat, fresh dates, rice, or any other of the staple food of the country. However, in case she can not afford such a Kaffaarah; it is no longer obligatory on her and making up the days she missed is sufficient… read more here.

Women using medication to prevent menstruation during Ramadaan

Question: Is it permissible for a woman to take a medicine to prevent menstruation during Ramadaan?

Answer: It is permissible for women to use medication to prevent menstruation during Ramadaan in the case that trustworthy, expert doctors and the like ascertain that doing so neither harms women’s health nor has a bad effect on pregnancy organs. However, it is better that women do not use such medications. Allaah has given women a Rukhsah (concession) not to observe Sawm (Fast) when they have their menstrual period in Ramadaan, and has prescribed for them to make up for the days of Sawm they have missed. He (Exalted be He) has chosen this for them as the way to discharge this religious obligation… read more here.

Menstruating woman fasting while having pauses and resumes in her menses

Question: A breastfeeding woman’s blood discharge stopped during the first three months after delivery. She then started bleeding at night but it stopped the next day, so she fasted for two days. Later, the blood discharge returned as the beginning of her menses, was her fast valid during these two days?

Answer: If the situation is as what was mentioned, her fast during these two days was valid. The blood discharge during the night or after these two days has no effect on the validity of her fasting… read more here.