What Do I Assume If I See Bleeding During My Purity (Tuhr)?

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel


I usually menstruate for 10 days with a tuhr period of about 15/16 days. This cycle, I experienced abnormal bleeding during my purity (tuhr) but continued praying, assuming later bleeding was menstruation. Now, I notice a yellow discharge only when straining, which does not occur naturally. Does this count as menstruation?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

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

If you experience bleeding during your purity (tuhr) this will be classed as irregular bleeding (istihada). You will continue worship as normal.

[Ackbarali, Woman’s Guide to Menstruation Rulings]


Every woman must 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 book A Woman’s Guide to Menstruation Rulings by Naielah Ackbarali is a good book for learning these rulings. It is in English and has many practical examples, life experiences, and even illustrative charts to calculate menstruation.

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

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[Mawlana] Ilyas Patel
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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.