Question: I felt something weird in my stomach during Isha and thought it might be gas or an urge to use the toilet, and I just tried to ignore that urge thinking it was that, but now I realize that it may have been the cramps a part of my period. While I didn’t recognize the blood till after I had finished my prayers for that day, what if some blood was there before I prayed Isha in a small amount, and I didn’t know it? But I didn’t see any blood while making wudu. Are my prayers and fast valid that day?
Answer: In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,
Assalam’aleykum, I pray this finds you in the best of states.
Jazakum Allah khayr for your question!
Yes, your prayers and your fast were valid because the certainty of you being in a state of purity is not lifted by your subsequent doubts.
“Certainty is not lifted by a doubt.”
[Ibn Nujaym, al-Ashbah wa’l Nadha’ir; Majallat al-Ahkam al-`Adiliyya]
This means that if one is certain about something, such as the validity of our worship, with this being the basic assumption for all human actions, then we will keep assuming it valid until certain that it was not. Mere possibilities and even likelihoods do not change this.
And Allah knows best.
May Allah Most High grant you the best of this world and the next.
Please keep us in your du’as!
[Ustadh] Sufyan Qufi
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani