Do All Vaginal Discharges Invalidate My Wudu?

Was My Period Over?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Assalam alaykum

I was nearing the end of my period and I was checking to see if it had ended by checking for dryness (using a piece of toilet paper). But the act of checking for dryness lead to some bleeding. From what I could see the piece of toilet paper came out with blood from a vein. The prayer time was nearing so I made ghusl and prayed and I continued to see some blood for the rest of the day. Was I too hasty?

Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah,

If your menstruation had ended, your ritual bath (ghusl) and prayers would have been valid. If otherwise, you would have been expected to repeat your ritual bath at the end of the day, and after the end of the bleeding.

The judgement related to whether or not it was blood from an injury needs to be based on something, such as, prior experience with the same or a similar injury, obvious signs of injury, or the conclusion of an upright doctor.

If the matter remains unclear, even after investigation, you can repeat your prayers which you prayed from the end of the bleeding until your subsequent ritual bath.

For further detail on determining the valid end of your bleeding, please see the following answers: Discolored Menstrual Blood & When To Stop Praying and: How Can I Know the End of My Menstrual Period?

And Allah Most High alone knows best.

[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.