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.
You can read more of the rulings in part 1 of this series, it explains the difference between Hayd and Istihaadah, and some rulings of the women’s natural blood, how they will deal with in other for them to be pure.
Without further ado, below are some other rulings that explain Hayd and Istihaadah.
Q: How Do women know that Their menses is over?
A: For women to know that the menses is over they should (1) Observe white discharge at the end of the menses or (2) by the cessation of bleeding and disappearance of blood, (or brown or yellow substance) for those who do not usually see the white discharge.
Q: What is the ruling concerning female discharge while she is pure?
A: Any clear or white, sticky discharge is not considered impure, while blood and brown or yellow substance is impure. However, both of these discharges nullify the wudoo (ablution), and if the flow continues, it is considered Istihaadah.
Q: What is the ruling concerning the brown or yellowish discharge that comes from the vagina?
A: If it comes directly before or after the menses, it is of the menses, but if it is seen at other times, it is considered Istihaadah.
Q: What if the menses commences before or after its normal times?
A: Whenever the signs of menses appear, it is to be considered menses, on the condition that at least 13 days have passed since the completion of the previous menses, otherwise it is considered Istihaadah.
Q: What if the menses last for longer or shorter than usual?
A: It is considered menses unless it extends past the maximum time limit for menses, which is 15 days.
Q: What should a Woman do if the blood flows continuously for a long period of time (for a month or more)?
A: If this is the case, one of the following four scenarios applies:
1. If the woman knows the exact time of the month her menses usually starts, its normal duration, whether she can distinguish the type of blood or not (Menses or Istihaadah), she would consider the characteristics of regular menses as the time of her menses. That said, anything after that is to be considered Istihaadah.
2. If the woman knows the exact time of the month her menses start but does not knows the duration, she should reckon it to be 6 or 7 days (the normal duration for most women), from the day her menses usually starts. Anything after that is to be considered Istihaadah.
3. If the woman knows the duration of her menses, but does not know the exact time of the month it starts, she reckons the number of days she is sure of, from the start of the lunar month. Also, anything after that is to be considered Istihaadah.
In conclusion, the Islamic rulings about Muslim women’s natural blood is a must to understand, because by knowing it, a woman will know when she is pure and she will be able to perform an act of prayer in the state of purity (Tahara).
Read the first part of the series: Menstruation: Islamic Rulings About Muslim Women’s Natural Blood They Must Know – Part 1
Allah Knows best.