Fatwa: # 41133
Category: Women
Country: Australia
Date: 19th October 2018


Expatiation for tawaafs performed whilst menstruating



I have send you this mail many times before as well but I understand that you all are very busy kindly get some time for my question too and help me as well.

In the answer I was asked the exact days of menstural cycle at the time of performing Nafli tawaf unfortunately ,I donot remmember it now as it happened afew years ago,but my menstural cycle used to be around 6or 7 days with bleeding  and on 7 day usually I used to take ritual bath i.e with purification. when bleeding completeley stops but yellowish secretion remains and continues till next menstural cycle that is bleeding again .Approx .after 20 days .I am never dry. At the time of tawat it would have been more than 10 days of cycle but ritual bath was done  on 6or 7 day only .How ever I had regular baths and performed separate wadhu for each tawaf mostly during that time. I did not do it intentionally.Please guide me how can I do expiatation for it now? Can I perform those  tawaf again in future if I get a chance.please help.



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

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

According to your explanation, your menstrual cycle was 7 days. [1] You would then take a ritual bath. However, your discharge would continue till the next cycle. Accordingly, the discharge after the 7 days menses was istihaadhah. [2]  A woman in istihaadhah is like a ma’zoor person. Refer to #28905 for laws pertaining to ma’zoor.

You mention that you made a new wudhu for every tawaf. [3] Accordingly, Your tawafs were valid.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Aboobakr Siddeeq bin Mufti Amjad Mohammad

Student Darul Iftaa 

Azaadville, JHB, South Africa 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


[1]  العناية شرح الهداية - (1 / 261) 

( وما تراه المرأة من الحمرة والصفرة والكدرة في أيام الحيض حيض ) حتى ترى البياض خالصا

اللباب في شرح الكتاب - (1 / 23) 

وما تراه المرأة من الحمرة والصفرة والكدرة في أيام الحيض فهو حيضٌ حتى ترى البياض الخالص.

المبسوط للسرخسي (2 / 297) 

( قَالَ ) وَالْحُمْرَةُ وَالصُّفْرَةُ وَالْكَدِرَةُ فِي أَيَّامِ الْحَيْضِ حَيْضٌ حَتَّى تَرَى الْبَيَاضَ الْخَالِصَ

المبسوط للسرخسي (3 / 273)

ألوان ما تراه المرأة في أيام الحيض ستة: السواد والحمرة والصفرة والكدرة والخضرة والتربية

بداية المبتدي - (1 / 8)

 وما تراه المرأة من الحمرة والصفرة والكدرة في أيام الحيض حيض

فتح القدير لكمال بن الهمام - (1 / 293)

( وَمَا تَرَاهُ الْمَرْأَةُ مِنْ الْحُمْرَةِ وَالصُّفْرَةِ وَالْكُدْرَةِ فِي أَيَّامِ الْحَيْضِ حَيْضٌ ) حَتَّى تَرَى الْبَيَاضَ خَالِصًا


[2]  الاختيار لتعليل المختار - (1 / 33)

قال : ( وإذا زاد الدم على العشرة ولها عادة ) معروفة ( فالزائد على عادتها استحاضة ) لأن

بالزيادة على العشرة علم كونها مستحاضة فترد إلى أيام أقرائها .


Birgivis Manual Interpreted – Pg. 82

For the non-menopausal woman, any colored discharge during the possible days of menstruation or lochia is considered menstruation or lochia unless it exceeds the maximum. If the blood exceeds the maximum, then all the days over the habit are considered istihada (dysfunctional bleeding) and the missed prayers and fasts must be made up.


Heavenly Ornaments  – Parts 1,2&3 – The Islamic Bulletin - Pg.67

Rules concerning haidh

9. She has the habit of bleeding for three days. But in a particular month, three days passed and she still had not stopped bleeding. She should not have a bath nor should she offer any salaat. If on the completion of ten days and ten nights, or before that, she stopped bleeding; then the salaat for all these days will be excused. She will not have to make any qada and it will be said that now her habit has changed and all these days will therefore be of haidh. But if she bled on the eleventh day as well, it is now established that only three days were of haidh and all the rest were of istihaada. She has to have a bath on the eleventh day and make qada for the salaats of the seven days. She should not leave out her salaat now.


[3]  الجوهرة النيرة - (1 / 131)

( قَوْلُهُ : وَالْمُسْتَحَاضَةُ وَمَنْ بِهِ سَلَسُ الْبَوْلِ وَالرُّعَافُ الدَّائِمٌ إلَى آخِرِهِ ) ....... (قَوْلُهُ : فَيُصَلُّونَ بِذَلِكَ الْوُضُوءِ مَا شَاءُوا مِنْ الْفَرَائِضِ وَالنَّوَافِلِ )........ ( قَوْلُهُ : فَإِذَا خَرَجَ الْوَقْتُ بَطَلَ وُضُوءُهُمْ )..... ( قَوْلُهُ : وَكَانَ عَلَيْهِمْ اسْتِئْنَافُ الْوُضُوءِ لِصَلَاةٍ أُخْرَى )

العناية شرح الهداية - (1 / 289)

( والمستحاضة ومن به سلس البول والرعاف الدائم والجرح الذي لا يرقأ يتوضئون لوقت كل صلاة فيصلون بذلك الوضوء في الوقت ما شاءوا من الفرائض والنوافل )...... ( وإذا خرج الوقت بطل وضؤهم واستأنفوا الوضوء لصلاة أخرى )

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