Fatwa#: 38445
Asked Country: United States

Answered Date: Aug 01,2017

Title: Is it Haid or Istihaadha


What is spotting or light bleeding while on the birth control pill considered? Is it haydh? Or will it fall under istihaadha? Or something else? The spotting can be random and sometimes will only happen one time in a day and then there will be no discharge for the rest of the 3 weeks that I am on the pill. If I am fasting on the day this happens will my fast break?




In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, The Most Merciful.

As-salaamu `alaykum wa-ramatullahi wa-barakatuh.

The minimum bleeding for haidh is three days. The bleeding of lesser than three days is Istihaadha. [i]

The fast of a woman experiencing istihaadha will be valid. The fast will not break.[ii]


And Allah Ta`ala Knows Best.

Hussein Muhammad.

Student Darul Iftaa


Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



فاما الْحيض الْمَعْرُوف فَهُوَ مَا بَين الثَّلَاث الى الْعشْرَة

(النتف في الفتاوى للسغدي) Vol 1 Pg 134. Darul Ma`thuun.


وَالدَّم الَّذِي ترَاهُ الْمَرْأَة ثمَّ يَنْقَطِع قبل ثَلَاثَة ايام وَالدَّم الَّذِي ترَاهُ فَوق عشرَة ايام فَكلهَا دم اسْتِحَاضَ

((النتف في الفتاوى للسغدي Vol 1 Pg 137. Darul Ma`thuun

أَنَّ أَقَلَّ مُدَّتِهِ قَدْرُ ثَلَاثَةِ أَيَّامٍ بِلَيَالِيِهَا وَأَكْثَرُهَا قَدْرُ عَشَرَةِ أَيَّامٍ بِلَيَالِيِهَا كَمَا صَرَّحَ بِهِ فِي الْوَافِي

البحر الرائق شرح كنز الدقائق Pg 191, Vol 1. Saeed.


وأقلُّه ثلاثةُ أيَّام، ولياليها وأكثرُه عشرة

عمدة الرعاية بتحشية شرح الوقاية. Vol 1, Pg 499. Daarul Kutuubul Ilmiyya.



والاستحاضة دم نقص عن ثلاثة أيام أو زاد على عشرة في الحيض

مراقي الفلاح شرح نور الإيضاح Vol 1, Pg 464, Darul Bashaairul Islaamiyya


Aap ke masaail or un ka hal. Vol 2 Pg 77.

Jaamiul Fataawa. Vol 5 Pg 186.


[ii]  ودم الاستحاضة كالرعاف الدائم لا يمنع الصوم ولا الصلاة ولا الوطء

الهداية في شرح بداية المبتدي Vol 1, Pg 142, Darul Farfuur.

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