Off-White Vaginal Discharge

Ustadh Salman Younas is asked about the color of vaginal discharge and what to make of slightly off-white discharge with regard to purity and prayer. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. Question: My normal discharge color as measured in kursuf is clear in thin quantities and slightly yellow tinted when in a thicker […]

How to Know If Discharges Are Period?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum I had periods for 8-9 days then I did ghusl after that I was clean. After 3 days I saw pinkish discharge and then I was clean for 2 days,but then I had heavy spotting. Are these periods? Answer: As-salamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh I pray […]

Was My Period Over?

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 […]

What Should I Do in Regard to My Prayers When I Am Confused About the Beginning and Ending of My Period?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question:Assalam alaykum, 1. I went to sleep without having my period. When I woke before sunrise but after the Fajr prayer time has entered I was menstruating. Should I make up this Fajr prayer? 2. Once my period ended, I was unsure whether or not it ended before or after […]

Should I Make up the Prayers I Missed Because of My Periods?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: I recently learned that islamically, menstruations do not last more than 10 days. My periods usually last for 8 days. Someone told me that if my period happens to last for 10 days, then I will have to make up the prayers for the extra 2 days as well. […]

Celebrating The Arrival of Puberty With Your Daughter

Writer, women’s aid worker and mother of three, Jazmin Begum Kennedy has little patience for the sense of shame often attached to a girl experiencing puberty and menstruation.  Puberty – yes, the dreaded P word – is such a daunting phase for parents, but it really shouldn’t be. Physical changes in the body, hair growth, […]

Does a State of Major Ritual Impurity After the End of My Period Prevent Me From Fasting?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam’aleykum, My period usually lasts for 6 or 7 days and I tend to perform the ritual bath on the 7th day. But this time I wasn’t able to perform it because I was in class. Would my fast have been valid on this 7th day while being in […]

What If Menstruation Begins During Intercourse?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: My wife and I became intimate and had sexual intercourse without realizing that she had begun menstruating. As soon as it became apparent (by seeing blood) that she was menstruating, we immediately stopped. Is an expiation due in this case? Answer: Walaikum assalam, I pray this finds you in […]

Can I Have a Complete Menstrual Period Whilst Only Seeing Spotting?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaykum, I had a baby recently, delivering on the 9th of the month. I had lochia during the first month, on the second month of the 9th I had some slight spotting that lasted about 9 days. On the 9th of the third month I had spotting […]

What Are the Guidelines For a Woman on her Menses During Hajj?

Answered by Ustadha Shaista Maqbool Question: Assalam Alaikum 1) Is it preferred to avoid periods using pills available to perform Hajj? 2) If periods occur in Madina then what should be the way of worship? Can a woman enter the Nabawi Mosque in this state? 3)Is scent free Sunblock permissible? Answer: Wa’alaikum assalaam warahmatu Allah, […]