How Can I Pray and Fast if There Is No Bleeding During Menstruation?

Shafi'i Fiqh

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad


I am currently on the mini pill. I don’t have any periods. In the last few days, I have had internal bleeding which comes & goes. There’s no blood on the sanitary towel. Can I still pray and fast?


If you have blood inside but it doesn’t exit onto a pad or towel, then you are still in menstruation if this blood appears to be there for a total of 24 hours or more.

You may not pray or fast until when you check by inserting a piece of white cotton or cloth, it comes out clear or white. Then you would take a ghusl to lift your ritual impurity and start praying.

Please see these links as well:
Should a Woman Fast During Her Menstruation?
Worship in Ramadan For a Menstruating Woman

[Ustadha] Shazia Ahmad
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadha Shazia Ahmad lived in Damascus, Syria for two years where she studied aqida, fiqh, tajweed, tafsir, and Arabic. She then attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she completed her Masters in Arabic. Afterward, she moved to Amman, Jordan where she studied fiqh, Arabic, and other sciences. She later moved back to Mississauga, Canada, where she lives with her family.