Question: In Ramadaan of the years 1416 and 1417 A.H., I took pills to stop the menstrual period. But I noticed that after approximately ten days, there were Kudrah (dusky-colored vaginal discharge during or after menstruation) and Sufrah (yellow vaginal discharge during or after menstruation) fluids still being emitted. The discharge was sometimes light brown, sometimes yellow, and sometimes tended to be black in color. But I fasted because the menstrual bleeding did not occur until the night of `Eed Al-Fitr (the Festival of Breaking the Fast). Was my Sawm (Fast) in these days valid? If it was not valid, what should I do, bearing in mind that I did not count the number of days of Sawm I might have missed? I strove hard to count them but I failed. Should I offer Kaffaarah (expiation) instead? Please give me a Fatwaa on this question. May Allaah reward you and benefit others through your knowledge.
Answer: If Kudrah and Sufrah were emitted on days outside those of your menstrual period, then these secretions are not of your menstruation, and a woman in this situation may normally offer Prayer and observe Sawm… read more here.
Question 150: Is it permissible for me to apply henna to my hands and hair during the time of my menstrual period?
Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions. It is permissible for you, for the basic principle in this regard is permissibility since there is no Shar‘ee (Islaamic legal) text to the effect of prohibition… read more here.
Question 149: My wife has not had her monthly period for over five months, and she is not pregnant according to tests and medical examinations. The doctor has prescribed pills for her so that she can have her period. Can she take these pills?
Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions. It is permissible for her to take the pills as long as the doctor affirms that they do not have effects that are more harmful than or equal to the benefit of taking them… read more here.
Question 144: Usually my monthly period lasts for nine or ten days. After I become pure and start doing the house chores, I bleed once more but intermittently, which confuses me. Therefore, I would like to know the exact duration of the menstrual period. If it comes back after elapse of the time stated in Sharee‘ah that a period may last, is it permissible for me to fast, pray, and go to the Haraam to make ‘Umrah (Lesser pilgrimage)? Is it permissible for me to use pills to stop my menstrual period during the month of Ramadaan. Is this permissible or Haraam (prohibited)?
Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions. First: The duration of your menstrual period is the length of time your period usually lasts, which in your case is nine or ten days. When the bleeding ceases after these nine or ten days, you should take Ghusl (ritual bath) and then you can pray, fast, or circumambulate the Ka‘bah during Hajj or ‘Umrah, or do any supererogatory acts of worship… read more here.