Calculating haidh for a woman who has never experienced a minimum of 15 complete days of tuhr

Q: I am confused regarding my haidh. Please advise.

I get haidh consisting of red blood for around 7-8 days each month. The rest of the month I get a discharge (varying between clear, white and yellow, most of the time it is yellow).

I used to consider my haidh as 10 days (the 7 or 8 days of blood and 2 or 3 days of discharge). Then I would make a ghusl and make wudhu for every salaah thereafter until I see blood again.

I do not get my haidh on the same days of the month (i.e. a few days before or after the last date). For the past 5 years, my haidh has been like this. I used to get my haidh for two years prior to these 5 years, but unfortunately I did not record my cycle (I think it was the same like the 5 years).

Below is the days I've recorded as haidh for the past year in the manner as stated above:

- 8 Oct - 18 Oct
- 11 Nov - 21 Nov
- 17 Dec - 27 Dec


- 17 Jan - 27 Jan
- 11 Feb - 21 Feb
- 21 Mar - 31 Mar
-27 Apr - 6 May
- 31 May- 10 Jun
- 1 Jul - 11 Jul
- 31 Jul - 10 Aug

Please advise.

A: From the very first time that you experienced haidh, was there ever a minimum of complete 15 days of tuhr without any bleeding, spotting and yellowish discharge?

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

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Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

Q: As far as I can remember, I do not recall there being a complete 15 day period which was free from bleeding or discharge.


A: The ruling for females who have never experienced a minimum of 15 complete days of tuhr from the time of the very first haidh is that they should calculate their haidh as 10 days and their tuhr as 20 days. This pattern will remain until they experience a proper complete tuhr and haidh.

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

(قوله وعم كلامه المبتدأة إلخ) قال العلامة البركوي في رسالته المؤلفة في الحيض: المبتدأة من كانت في أول حيض أو نفاس. والمعتادة: من سبق منها دم وطهر صحيحان أو أحدهما. والمضلة وتسمى الضالة والمتحيرة: من نسيت عادتها، ثم قال في الفصل الرابع في الاستمرار: إذا وقع في المبتدأة فحيضها من أول الاستمرار عشرة وطهرها عشرون، ثم ذلك دأبها (رد المحتار 1 / 286)

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)