Woman following a tuhr cycle every month


1. Do women have to follow their tuhr cycle every month? I do not have a fixed tuhr period. Some months it is 20 days, 21 days, then another month 16 days. I may get a same tuhr period for two months sometimes. But most of the time it is unfixed. For years I am counting my periods like this - if I get a bleeding after 15 days from the last period, I treat it as period. Can you please tell if this is the correct way of calculating periods or do I have to follow my previous month’s tuhr period?

2. Almost a year ago. it happened that I forgot my habit of period. I forgot how many days it was. After much contemplation, I felt that my habit was 8 days. Since then, I have been practicing upon it. Is that correct?


1. If you get a complete tuhr period of 15 days or more, then any bleeding after this you will count as your haidh provided it can be regarded as haidh.

2. If you are experiencing your menses for 8 days every month, then your pattern will be 8 days. However, if in any month, the bleeding stops before 8 days (e.g. 6 days) and does not recommence within 15 days from the time it stopped, then in this situation, your habit will change to 6 days. Similarly, if the bleeding continues for more than 8 days but does not exceed 10 days (e.g. 9 days or 10 days) and the bleeding does not recommence within 15 days from the time it stopped, then in this case, your habit will change to 9 days or 10 days respectively.

For further details, refer to http://muftionline.co.za/node/9175

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)