Category: Menstruation, Purity
Fatwa#: 38567
Asked Country: United Kingdom

Answered Date: Aug 18,2017

Title: Does this count as Haidh or Istihadhaa?


I usually get a period every 4 to 6 weeks which lasts for 7-8 days in the month of Ramadan I got a period after 14 days of finishing my last period Is this istehaza or do I count it as a period after 15 days of being clean Jazakallah


The minimum clean period between two menstrual cycles is 15 days, thus one day will be regarded as istihaadha and the rest of the days will be regarded as haidh.[i]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best


Muhammad IV Patel

Student Darul Iftaa
Lusaka, Zambia 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


المبسوط للسرخسي (3/ 155)

أَنَّ أَقَلَّ مُدَّةِ الطُّهْرِ الصَّحِيحِ خَمْسَةَ عَشَرَ يَوْمًا فَمَا دُونَهُ فَاسِدٌ


بدائع الصنائع في ترتيب الشرائع (1/ 40)

لَا بُدَّ مِنْ مَعْرِفَةِ مِقْدَارِ الطُّهْرِ الصَّحِيحِ الَّذِي يُقَابِلُ الْحَيْضَ، وَأَقَلُّهُ خَمْسَةَ عَشْرَ يَوْمًا عِنْدَنَا


المحيط البرهاني في الفقه النعماني (2/ 26)

أقل مدة الطهر مقدر بخمسة عشر يوماً بأقل مدة الإقامة


العناية شرح الهداية (1/ 173)

لَا يَصْلُحُ لِلْفَصْلِ بَيْنَ الْحَيْضَتَيْنِ؛ لِأَنَّ أَقَلَّ مُدَّةِ الطُّهْرِ الصَّحِيحِ خَمْسَةَ عَشَرَ يَوْمًا


نور الإيضاح ونجاة الأرواح في الفقه الحنفي (ص: 38)

وأقل الطهر الفاصل بين الحيضتين خمسة عشر يوما. ولا حد لأكثره إلا لمن بلغت مستحاضة.


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