Fatwa: # 40306
Category: Women
Country: United Kingdom
Date: 9th November 2018


Bleeding from vagina because hymen broke from horse riding


My friend's hymen broke from horse riding, and when your hymen breaks, a bit of blood comes out from your vagina. Does that mean ghusl has to be performed even if it is not period blood?


In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

In principle, ghusl becomes compulsory upom a woman in the following circumstances:

a)   upon the termination of a menstrual cycle (haydh)

b)  upon the termination of post-natal bleeding (nifaas)

c)   discharge of semen

d)  entrance of the glans of the penis into the vagina

Accordingly, bleeding from the vagina due to the hymen breaking from horse riding will not necessitate ghusl. However, it will invalidate one’s wudhu[1].


And Allaah Ta’aala Knows Best

Muajul I. Chowdhury


Student, Darul Iftaa

Astoria, New York, USA


Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


[1]  بدائع الصنائع في ترتيب الشرائع (1/ 24) 

وأما بيان ما ينقض الوضوء فالذي ينقضه الحدث.

والكلام في الحدث في الأصل في موضعين: أحدهما: في بيان ماهيته، والثاني: في بيان حكمه، أما الأول فالحدث هو نوعان: حقيقي، وحكمي أما الحقيقي فقد اختلف فيه، قال أصحابنا الثلاثة: هو خروج النجس من الآدمي الحي، سواء كان من السبيلين الدبر والذكر أو فرج المرأة، أو من غير السبيلين الجرح، والقرح، والأنف من الدم، والقيح، والرعاف، والقيء وسواء كان الخارج من السبيلين معتادا كالبول، والغائط، والمني، والمذي، والودي، ودم الحيض، والنفاس، أو غير معتاد كدم الاستحاضة،.


الهداية في شرح بداية المبتدي (1/ 17)

 المعاني الناقضة للوضوء كل ما يخرج من السبيلين " لقوله تعالى: {أَوْ جَاءَ أَحَدٌ مِنْكُمْ مِنَ الْغَائِطِ} [النساء:43] وقيل لرسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ما الحدث قال: " ما يخرج من السبيلين " وكلمة ما عامة فتتناول المعتاد وغيره


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