Reverting to one's previous habit in haidh

Q: My sister went for umrah... She got her periods on 27 Oct and then it started again on 14 Nov. She has a habit of getting paak in 7 days.

1. How many days will be considered istihaaza?

2. If the bleeding does not stop, then when will haiz start and how long will it be considered as haiz? 

A: The bleeding experienced from the 14th is istihaazah. She should follow her previous pattern of haiz and tuhr (the period of purity) e.g. if her previous haiz pattern was 7 days and her tuhr pattern was 20 days she will follow this pattern and regard herself pure for 20 days.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)