Menstruation: Islamic Rulings About Muslim Women’s Natural Blood They Must Know – Part 1


Islamic Rulings About Muslim Women’s Natural Blood is an important thing women must know if they want to perform their Iba’dah with purity.

Likewise, women generally undergo some natural blood flow in their bodies. This blood comes in different forms and it’s critical for fellows women to understand it and how to deal with it.

That said, Islam has some specific rules the guide how women should deal with these kinds of blood. It’s called mensuration or Istihaadah. SO in this guide, whether you are a female or have a female Muslim around you, you are going to know the Islamic rulings about Muslim Women’s Natural blood.

All praises to Allah (SWT).

First of all, you should first understand the meaning of ‘Hayd and Istihaadah’.

Hayd: The period blood flows from the women womb.
Istihaadah: The flow of blood from the womb outside of the period due to illness. It usually follows Hayd.

The differences between Menstruation (Hayd) and Istihaadah are as follows:

  1. The blood of menstruation is dark reddish toward black, while the blood of Istihaadah is bright red like the blood of a nosebleed.
  2. The blood of menstruation is thick and may be mixed with solid-like pieces, but the blood of Istihaadah is thin, flowing profusely like the blood which flows from the wound.
  3. The blood of menstruation usually has a foul offensive smell, while the smell of Istihaadah is like normal blood.

Important Notice:
Some things are prohibited during menses, such as praying, fasting, sexual intercourse, reciting Quran, remaining in Masjid, touching the Quran and circumambulation(Tawaaf).

To understand these rulings better, this article will explain what you will do when something related to blood happens to you so that you will be able to perform any Ibadaah in purity.


Q: What is The Earliest And The Latest Age For Menses?

A: The earliest age for menses is 9 years. Any flow of blood from a female fellow before that age is Istihaadah, not Hayd, and there is no latest age for menses. So keep in mind that Hayd and Istihaadah have different rulings in Islam.


Q: What is the Shortest Period That Menses Can Last?
A: Menstruation may last as little as 24 hours. If it lasts less than that, it is considered Istihaadah.


Q: What is the Longest Period That Menses Can Last?

A: Women menses may last up to 15 days. If it lasts more than that, it is considered Istihaadah.


Q: What is the Minimum Length of Time Between Two Menstrual Periods That Women Must Be Considered To Be Pure?

A: For women to be pure, it must be at least 13 days. However if the blood appears before 13 days of this time span, it is considered Istihaadah. To be more clear, the 13 days here means the least day, which outlined that if women see any blood in 12 days ( any things less than 13) it is not considered as Hayd, rather Istihaadah.


Q: How Long Does Menses Last For the Majority Of Women?
A: For the majority of women, their menses last for 7-9 days. To understand better, this means for the majority of women, the menses period lasts for 7-9days, you should also remember that the minimum time between two menstrual periods is 13 days, while for the majority of women their menses period last for 7-9 days.


Q: How Long Do Majority Of Women Remain Pure Between Two Mensis?
A: The majority of women remain pure for 23-24 days from one menses to the other, For the majority of women, they can stay for 23-24 days without seeing any sign of Hayd.


Q: Is The blood that flows during pregnancy a kind of Mensis?
A: No, because any blood, whether it’s a brown or yellow substance that appears during pregnancy is considered Istihaadah, not Hayd.


In short, the Islamic rulings about Muslim women’s natural blood is not completed, read through this article to get the other part of the guide.

Read this: Menstruation: Islamic Rulings About Muslim Women’s Natural Blood They Must Know – Part 2

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