I am 6 weeks pregnant but last night I spotted a little. Should I perform ghusl for tahārah or not?
As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.
No, you do not have to perform ghusl because the “spotting” you saw was istihāda (irregular bleeding).[i]
Istihāda does, however, negate wudhū unless one qualifies as a ma'zūr (excused person). For details on that please refer to the following answer: http://askimam.org/fatwa/fatwa.php?askid=c814bbeafe9a44a08ac93a07255d06f7
And Allāh knows best.
Ml. Sohail Bengali
Chicago, IL (USA)
Muftī Abrar Mirza
Chicago, IL (USA)
Under the Supervision of Muftī Ebrahim Desai (South Africa)
( وما تراه ) صغيرة دون تسع على المعتمد وآيسة على ظاهر المذهب و ( حامل ) [i]
( ولو قبل خروج أكثر الولد ( استحاضة
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