Will bleeding when taking a contraceptive pill be regarded as haidh?

Q: In sharia, is menstrual bleeding defined as blood that comes from the uterus, regardless of how it was caused? Because the contraceptive pill stops my body’s natural hormones and instead, the bleeding that occurs is caused by the medication and not by my body’s natural processes.

In both cases, the blood is from the uterus, but with the pill it is caused artifically, and without the pill it is caused naturally. So is the blood caused by taking the pill haidh or istihaada?

A: If the blood can be regarded as haiz, in accordance to the laws explained by the fuqaha, then the blood will be haiz.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)