Irregular bleeding

Q: A woman got her periods, however the flow was exceptionally light and only lasted 4 days as opposed to the usual 6 days. Also the usual symptoms that come along such as period cramps were not experienced. It has been 10 days and she has gotten her period, this time it is normal unlike the previous haidh. However should she consider this haidh or istihadah?

A: She will revert to her old habit of tuhr and haidh. The days wherein the bleeding was found but it was not part of her haidh habit, that bleeding will be considered as istihaadhah.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)