Do All Vaginal Discharges Invalidate My Wudu?

Do Brown Dots Count as Menstruation Blood?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Assalam alaykum

On the 9th day of my menstruation I don’t see any color on my pad but every time after urine when I wipe off with tissue I see 3 or 4 brownish dots.

Should I consider myself dry when this happens because I am dry the whole day and see the dots only after urinating and the dots are so small?

Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,

Use a kursuf (piece of cotton or the like placed at the labia minora) to determine whether or not your menstruation, namely, any discharge other than white, has ended. Brown counts as your menstrual blood just as red does.

Please also see: How Can I Know the End of My Menstrual Period? and: Discolored Menstrual Blood & When To Stop Praying

And Allah Most High alone knows best.

wassalam,
[Ustadh] Tabraze Azam

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Tabraze Azam holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Leicester, where he also served as the President of the Islamic Society. He memorised the entire Qur’an in his hometown of Ipswich at the tender age of sixteen, and has since studied the Islamic Sciences in traditional settings in the UK, Jordan and Turkey. He is currently pursuing advanced studies in Jordan, where he is presently based with his family.