What Should Have I Done Due to My Irregular Period?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel


My period is becoming irregular, and it maybe because of the antibiotics. I took it for my infection, but towards the end of my period, I usually see brown, but I didn’t see it this time. It stops then, the following prayer time, blood comes out again on the seventh day, which I have never done. I saw blood, and during the night, after Isha, I used the toilet, and after a while, I see nothing, so I still did the ghusl or wait.

After my last period, I took antibiotics for an infection that made me bleed. I read that I should not stop praying since it was not a period. When my period came, it took up to 6 days, which is unusual. On the 6th day, the time of Dhur, there was blood. Then I kept using the toilet because of my infection, and I saw nothing during Asr time, so I went to do a ghusl. After that, I saw a brown discharge immediately. After, I prayed Dhur and Asr, but it was very light, and I waited for it to go because my mum told me. Then I did ghusl again, and immediately I saw red color, light and little, so I waited until it was almost time for Fajr and did ghusl, then blood came out Dhur time to Isha time. I used the toilet before going to sleep, and after a while, I saw nothing.


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate.

I pray you are in good faith and health. Thank you for your question.

Your menses have been disrupted due to the antibiotics. The bleeding during your days of purity (tuhr) is classed as irregular bleeding, so you don’t stop praying. However, you were bleeding for additional days, for which you will wait until you are fully clean, then have a bath. You will return to routine after the antibiotics have subsided, in sha’ Allah.

I would like you to go through the valuable answers and links below. You will receive guidance and direction, in sha’ Allah.


It is obligatory for every woman to record her menses, lochia, and purity habits. The date and time any vaginal blood begins, including the spotting of blood, and the date and time any vaginal blood ends.

I advise contacting a local reliable female scholar who is well-versed in menstruation matters. Also, try to attend any on-the-ground and online courses on menstruation. Also, at your first instance, buy books related to the topic; some are in the link below.

It is a personal obligation (fard) for every adult woman to learn the basic rules of menstruation and to ask, as you’ve done, in the case of a complicated or unique situation). The books Woman’s Guide to Menstruation Rulings by Naielah Ackbarali and Coming of Age by Ustadha Hedaya Hartford are very accessible books to learn these rulings. They are in English and have many practical examples, life experiences, and even illustrative charts to calculate menstruation.

Also, you can download a first-ever menstruation period tracking app, which is personalized for Muslim women to understand menses, purity, irregular bleeding, lochia, etc., at first glance! Get The app is in harmony with religious scholarship.


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[Mawlana] Ilyas Patel
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Mawlana Ilyas Patel is a traditionally-trained scholar who has studied in the UK, India, Pakistan, Syria, Jordan, and Turkey. He started his early education in the UK. He went on to complete the hifz of the Quran in India, then enrolled in an Islamic seminary in the UK, where he studied the secular and ‘Aalimiyya sciences. He then traveled to Karachi, Pakistan. He has been an Imam in Rep of Ireland for several years. He has taught hifz of the Quran, Tajwid, Fiqh, and many other Islamic sciences to children and adults onsite and online extensively in the UK and Ireland. He taught at a local Islamic seminary for 12 years in the UK, where he was a librarian and a teacher of Islamic sciences. He currently resides in the UK with his wife. His interest is a love of books and gardening.