Islamic Studies

Some Ramadan Rulings for Women

By Sh. Muhammad al-Hassan Wali al-Dido al-Shanqiti | Translated by Suhaib Webb

[I begin] with the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Exerciser of Mercy. I send prayers and salutations upon the one brought out as a mercy to everything, his family, companions and whoever follows his guidance and his way until the Last Day.

Indeed, women are distinguished with several specific rulings [in Islamic law]. That is because the Shari’ah rulings are built on consideration of differences between individuals, kindness and gentleness. Allah [The Exalted] says:

“He [Allah] did not place upon you, in the religion [Islam], any hardship.”

The 7 mushaqa [hardships]:

There is a universal maxim, from the major maxims of Shari’ah, which states “Hardship brings ease.” Thus, if something causes difficulties for people, then Allah [The Exalted] lifts the obligation of its observance and removes its hardship. For that reason, the scholars mentioned the precepts of hardship [meaning the applicability of this maxim] as: sickness, weakness, insufficiency, abundance, traveling, indecisiveness and fear. These precepts [if present] will lead to hardship. Thus, if any one of them presents themselves, the Shari’ah takes it into consideration [by assigning it a ruling that relieves its burden].

Women are presented with a number of issues that meet the requirements of hardship [as designated by the precepts above] such as pregnancy, nursing, menstruation and irregular vaginal blood flow [menorrhagia]. If one of these four issues presents itself, it influences the rulings related to purity, prayer and fasting. We plan, Inshallah, to spend some time discussing these issues and the relevant rulings related to them and fasting in light of these precepts.

The first issue menstruation:

If a woman menstruates before the commencement of Ramadan [meaning she enters into the month on her menses] then she must not fast until she is absolutely certain that she is pure. This purity is ascertained by two means: dryness in the place of her menses, or a clear white liquid which comes at the end of her cycle. If she becomes certain that her menses have stopped during the night then she is obligated to fast the next day. However, if she has doubts [regarding the end of her cycle], then the consideration is given to her established state, menstruation, and fasting is not an obligation upon her until she is sure of its cessation. On the other hand, if the opposite holds true, she is pure and has doubts about her cycle starting, then such a doubt is not taken into consideration because it is a doubt related to something which prevents [in this case fasting]. Thus, consideration is given to the established ruling that it is obligatory for her to fast, since her purity is what is certain.

If a woman menstruates during the day time, and she is sure of her menses, then the ruling [that allows her to break her fast] is applied because menstruation breaks the fast and prevents its observance. However, it is an obligation for her to make up [the days she missed from fasting due to her menses]. Thus, the menstruating woman is obliged to make up the days of fasting [that she missed] but not the prayers. This is established by the sound narration of ‘Aisha who said, “We were ordered to make up the fast [of Ramadan] but not the prayers.” This [report] makes clear that it is an obligation to make up the fasting days in which a menstruating woman breaks her fast and that it is not obligatory upon her to make up the prayers she missed [due to her menses]. The difference between the two is that prayers are a common occurrence [five times a day] where as fasting is not [once a year for 29 or 30 days]. This profusion related to prayers is considered from one of the precepts mentioned earlier, abundance, and since the number of prayers, that are obligatory upon her and which she missed are so many then, it is not an obligation upon her to make them up, because of the hardship incurred due to their large quantity unlike fasting.


The nature of women is different when it comes to the strength of their menses. The Prophet [May the peace and blessing of Allah be upon him] made clear that the longest normal time period for a woman’s menses is either six, or seven, days, and that there are some women whose menses will be less, and some whose menses will be longer. If it is the first time a woman has experienced menstruation, then her purity is established by either her becoming dry, or the appearance of a white fluid that comes at the end of her menses. And if the woman has menstruated before, then she is considered as one who has developed a natural pattern regarding her cycle. However, it must be noted that there is a difference amongst the scholars regarding how many times she should have menstruated before her cycle is considered a means to measure her menses. Some of the scholars hold that she should have menstruated at least three times. Thus, if she menstruates three times consecutively within a three month span, then she will know the strength of her menses because of her experience. However, if she menstruates once, or twice, without reaching three consecutive times, then according to those scholars the measurement of her cycle cannot be known. It is said that it is sufficient for her to menstruate only once. Meaning, if she menstruates and discovers that the norm of her cycle is seven days or six days and that her purity comes in the morning or the evening, then this measurement is taken into consideration.


It is possible that a woman’s cycle could start at anytime during the day. However, it is not obligatory for her to check her menses at night before sleeping. However, when she awakes in the morning if she checks and finds that the area of her menses is dry, then it is obligatory for her to fast. And if she still sees some discharge then she is considered on her cycle and she will stay in that condition until she is absolutely sure that her cycle has ceased. However, if her habit is to end her menses with a white clear discharge, then she should wait for it because it is the sign of her purity and considered more accurate then dryness [this was the opinion of Abdu al-Rahman bin Qasim see Hashiyat al-‘Adawi ‘ala Risalah Abi Zaid al-Qayrawani. SDW]. With that in mind, it is possible that she could rely upon dryness regarding fasting. Thus, if she discovers that she is dry and the white discharge [that signifies the end of her menses] has not come before dawn, then it is possible for her to fast and, after that, if she experiences the white discharge, it will not damage her fasting. And if her menses stops during the night, and she fasts and experiences discharge after the evening prayer, then her fast, for that day, was sound as it was considered a day free of menses. However if she awakes pure, begins her fast and then experiences her menses again during the day, then she must break her fast and make up that day.


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  • Asalam Aleikum

    2:128] “Our Lord, make us submitters to You, and from our descendants let there be a community of submitters to You. Teach us the rites of our religion, and redeem us. You are the Redeemer, Most Merciful.


    Jzkheri May Allah S.w.t reward you and your family for all the effort you make to share the knowledge of Islam.

    • if a women starts mensurating in ramadan and she doesn’t fast but she doen’t eat until iftar time will she get the reward that a fasting person gets????

      • no because we cant fast if girls start mensuration and it is Allah’s choice what we do and what we don’t do.

        hope that helped 🙂

      • Asalamualikum,
        From what I understand a women is obligated not to fast during her period for health reasons. You still have to make up the day you had your period.


    I just love the way he connects the maxims to the specifics and brings nass where necessary similar to what Sh Bin Bayyah does.

  • Thanks for this post. Subhanallah, I had some urgent questions about such issues and your post just answered them! Keep them coming!

  • Salam alaykum jazakhallah khairan for this post.. i hope other sisters find it as beneficial as i did.
    like ‘Haq’ said WE NEED MORE POSTS LIKE THIS

    ramadan kareem

  • JazakAllah khayr Shaykh!

    This may be a tall order, but could you give some advice as to what sisters should do on the days they are not fasting? And explain any touchy fiqh issues (like is she allowed to recite Qur’an from a computer instead of holding a mushaf, or can she stay up and do other ibaadah in the last 10 nights)?

    BarakAllah feek

  • JazakAllahu Khair.

    I have been trying for some time to make resources such as this available for sisters over the internet, my knoweldge is limited and my reach very short.


    • There are many books on this subject written by trusted scholars like Muhammad bin Uthaimeen, Bilal Philips, etc. Please sister endeavour to obtain one of these books. The knowledge of Fiqh issues dealing with menstruation as they relate to prayer, fasting, hajj is obligatory on every woman.

  • From what i have read and learned through my research is that one of The strong opinion is that if it goes beyond 10 days then the time beyond the tenth day will be like any other, meaning she should make ghusl and then start praying like usual, because it is deemed to be abnormal bleeding at that point.

  • I am also interesting in knowing the opinion regarding the reading of the Quran while a woman is menstruating. I have been researching this of late, as I was taught that one should never read Quran while menstruating, however in the are I live I see that most women still read the Quran.

    • 1)Reciting the Qur’aan:

      Although there is a difference of opinion, many of the scholars, including Ibn Abbaas, Imaam Bukhaari, Ibn Taymiyah, Ibn Baaz, Shaikh al-Albaani, etc said that it is okay for a woman on her menses to read the Qur’aan, without touching it directly.

      Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah said: “There is no clear, saheeh text to indicate that a menstruating woman is forbidden to recite Qur’aan… It is known that women used to menstruate at the time of the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), and he did not forbid them to recite Qur’aan, or to remember Allaah (dhikr) and offer du’aa’.”

      And Shaikh Ibn Baaz said: “It is permissible for the woman who is menstruating or bleeding following childbirth to recite Qur’aan according to the more correct of the two scholarly opinions. ” (Majmoo‘ Fataawa Ibn Baaz, 10/209)

      If you want to be extra careful about not touching the Mushaf, you can also read the Qur’aan off of the Internet or on your cell phone.

      2)Read the meanings and tafseer of the Qur’aan:

      Pick up a good tafseer of the Qur’aan and read it. There is no Tahaarah required for it. Reflect on the words of your Rabb, ponder over the meanings and understand what Allaah is saying to us. These ayaat,my sister, are not there just for us to read; rather to interact with them, and implement them in our lives. Allaah says:

      “(This is a) Book that We have sent down to you, full of blessings, so that they may ponder over its aayaat, and that those of understanding may remember.” [Surah Saad:29]

      And what better time would we have than now, to read the translation and tafseer, to understand the meanings of this Noble Book, so that we can achieve guidance?

      “And We have indeed made the Qur’aan easy to understand and remember, then is there any that will remember (or receive admonition)?” (Surah al-Qamar:17)

      3) Listening to the Qur’aan:

      There’s nothing like listening to a beautiful recitation of the Qur’aan, especially at times when you are feeling down, such as because of your period. It fills the heart with such tranquility, such peace that no words can describe. It increases Imaan and brings you great rewards since listening to the Qur’aan with an attentive heart is an act of Ibaadah in itself.
      The Sahaabah loved to listen to the Qur’aan being recited and even the Prophet (sal Allaahu Alayhi wa sallam) would sometimes listen to the Qur’aan from other people and he would cry.
      Abdullaah ibn Mas’ood said: “The Messenger of Allaah (sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa sallam) said to me: “Recite the Qur’aan to me.” I said: O Messenger of Allaah, should I recite to you when it was revealed to you? He said: “I like to hear it from someone else.” So I recited al-Nisa’, and when I reached the verse, “How (will it be) then, when We bring from each nation a witness and We bring you (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) as a witness against these people?” [al-Nisa’ 4:41], I raised my head….and I saw his tears flowing.. (Bukhaari, Muslim)
      So play a beautiful recitation of your favorite Qaari, close your eyes and listen attentively. Let the Words of the Lord of the Worlds echo in the room, filling your ears, your mind, your whole being. Let those ayaat penetrate deep into you until your heart shakes and your skin shivers…and then Believe. And Submit.

  • What about a woman who is nursing? Does she have to fast? If it is too difficult for her does she have to make up the 30 days later? and does she have to pay fidya?

  • According to my understanding from Fiqh Al-sunnah my wife had to pay Fidya if she was planning on going the whole year (Ramadan to Ramdan) breastfeeding. So last Ramadan we fed 30 people (a person a day) and this year she is still breastfeeding so we're going to do the same inshallah. If I recall correctly the stipulation for paying Fidya instead of making up the fast was breastfeeding for the whole year in between the Ramadans. Wallahu Alam (Allah knows best).

    • Asalamu Alykum. I am a 21 year old and I’ve been put on a contraceptive pill for treatment of Polycystic ovaries. I’ve noticed the first month on it I spot everyday. My doctor told me I may have spotting for up to three months due to my body having to get used to the hormones. I was just wondering, with regards to fasting and fasting in days, will I be allowed to still fast in some days and also if I will be able to fast in Ramadaan. It’s very confusing to me because this is the first time I’ve been put on a pill. Because I have had irregular menses the pill helps to regulate it so I know when and for how long I will be getting my menses. But I will spot after. Do I consider this as menses as well or am I able to make my ghusl.


  • I’m also curious about the Quran issue. I heard women are allowed to read translation and tafsir of Quran, but not recite.

  • salaam,
    i agree with some of the above posts which state that we need more posts like this!! MANY MORE PLEASE!! also Zaynab above mentioned discussing fiqh issues such as if we can read quran, pleease address that

  • As salaamu alaykum,

    May Allah(swt) have mercy on me for my wording and forgive me for any wrongdoing.

    I was wondering what a women should do if she is in a state of fasting from fajr to just before asr (4:45pm), and she notices a very slight sliver of bright red discharge from her awrah, is it considered that her menstruation has started and her fast is broken? then the same day at asr (5:30pm) she checks again and there is no discharge of any color of red from her awrah, does this mean her menstruation has not started and that her fast is still continuing?
    In this specific situation the sister does not have what many women call a “normal cycle”, some months her cycle is longer and occur later in the month and some months her cycle is shorter and earlier in the months, and occurrence of when in the month her cycle occurs varies often. Her menstruation is also not characterized by dark brown blood at the beginning but rather bright blood and then darker red to maroon colored blood towards the middle of the cycle then weening off to a dirty red-brown colored discharge towards then end. The sister is also having doubt of when to cease being in a state of ritual impurity as she does not experience this white discharge at the end of the cycle and as mentioned she experiences discharge that is brown and then eventually yellow at the end days of her cycle. The sister also experiences clear mucus like discharge that sometimes has tinges of yellow throughout the month, does she then need to do ghusl each time she experience this?

    Please can you guide me as to when should she consider the beginning of her menstruation and the end? And when she is in ritual impurity what acts of worship from the Shafi School perspective is she not allowed to perform, as she is a new practicing muslim and is currently trying to learn the adab of one School at the time. Can she read the English translation of the Quran which also has arabic in it or is she forbidden to do this?

    Again, I ask for Allah(swt) to forgive me if I have been to open in the matter and if I have committed any sins and wrongdoings.

    I apologize for any wrongdoings and for soo many questions, please forgive me.

    Barak’Allah feek,

    May Allah(swt) reward you for your help and efforts.

    Wa alaykum salaam,

    Your sister in islam.

    • Sister, Did you get a answer for your question ? I am in the same suituation as you but it’s like that every month.please let me know if I should break my fast even though my real menses didn’t start.

  • Salaam
    JazakAllah for the post.

    I just want to clarify, when it says “clear” – you mean when the bleeding stops *and* there’s no discharge?
    Also I’ve heard the 10 day thing as well, as Umm Bilal said.
    What if the actually bleeding stops but the discharge stays until day 9/10/11 – does this mean its still a period and the 10 day rule should be followed, or should you purify yourself when the bleeding stops.
    (This may be a stupid Q to ask here but…) If the cycle is like this everytime – i.e discharge doesn’t become clear until day 10/11, should the person see a doctor, or is it fine, since its always like this?

  • woops, my Q is pretty similar/same as muslimah above, apart from the irregular cycle. Sorry, should’ve read.

  • Salam, my Q is in regards to the statement “if she discovers that she is dry and the white discharge [that signifies the end of her menses] has not come before dawn, then it is possible for her to fast and, after that, if she experiences the white discharge, it will not damage her fasting.”
    I’m not sure if I will get my answer in time but my question is, I wont have access to a shower because of being at work during the night…if I encounter the above situation (in quotations) while at work, can I still make the niyya to fast and then shower when I get home after fajr? Will my fast count for that day?

  • Salams all – my q is that I am on my periods and today is the third day. it is said that if periods id three days or less it is as a disease. so should i fast this day or and lesave for full three days and then if i see nothing i should dstart fasting.

    Answer to sister: if you are pure and had a bath and during the day you have experienced discharge(depending on the colour, if clear) then if possible have a bath and then continue your fast and namaz . To the second question – yes you can come home and shower and continue your fast
    Hope this has answered your question.

  • reply to jahan: It is said that if more then 10 days then you can continue your namaz and salat. if you have entered your 8th day and still continuing i suggest you wait 10 days and if still continue then have ghusl and then start your fast and salat.
    ghif&Muslimah: if bleeding stops then you are to have ghusl and start praying. It is not necessary one has discharge after her periods if depend and varies person to person. if certain discolouration in the discharge then it means that you still be on your periods but as I said if it continues till 10 days then it is allowed to do ghusl and pray your salats
    Any more question do not hesitate to ask

  • what about if your fasting and its 2/3 hours before the fast opens and you get your period, what do you do, break your fast or keep the hours that are left?

    • u break your fast like i was fasting and i had to break it because i was on and once u are on u can’t fast anyways
      hope tht helped 🙂

  • salaam, i finished my periods like a week ago and now i am making up my missed fasts during ramadan and i started bleeding again (spotting), i am confused whether my fast counts or i have to make up again. jazakallah khair

  • i just want to ask you a queation if the women has started for 3 year but has irregular period still. then could she fast after 7 days

  • I want to ask that if i m having a fast a during this fast at day time my menses begin which breks my fast. Is it sinful?? Do i have to do something for it?

  • my menses cycle is 7 days but it gets 2 to 3 days more before proper start of my what should do whether to keep fast or no not?

  • Salaam,
    I was fasting today when I realized I was bleeding. My period was meant to start tomorrow. I broke my fast and went to eat. Now the blood has ceased or maybe it has just slowed down but I think what I saw earlier was spotting and I’m not sure what to do. Should I carry on with my day & repay this day of fasting I missed after Ramadan or should I go back to fasting?

  • i ve a question ….i m done with my periods re so irregular ….like it s been more than ten days its on …it stop n after like two days starts again ….what should i do ….should i keep fasting or stop for these days

  • Salaamalaikum everyone,

    Ok so basically I have already had my period which ended 5 days ago and was 5 days long but during these last few days on two occasions I have found a maroon coloured discharge. Do I break the fast or continue? I read about the ten day rule but I’m confused as to how this would be applied to my situation. Please reply ASAP as you all know it is currently Ramadan and I don’t know what to do.

    Hope to get a reply soon

  • Waalaikum salam, Zen. I think you should break your fast, as you do have maroon discharge. Start fasting and praying again after performing ghusl when you don’t have discharges (or when you have normal ones, i.e, whitish or slightly yellowish). I hope i helped.
    And Allah knows best.

  • I want to ask, that i have 4 brothers and my Father at home, and during ramadan , i have to skip Fast due to menses, and when my Brothers ask me , why i skiped, then it feels quite emabarecing for me…
    I dont understand that Why Allah give so many hardships just to the woman…
    I have to bear so much pain, i have to hide from others, i have to skipFast in the holly month…
    Kindlly guide me, or give me some clues for this issue.

    • Dear sister Syedha,I think that you should explain to your brothers this issue regarding the woman`s period and the rulings on fasting that come with it. It is nothing to be ashamed about. The knowledge is the light. Our prophet saws wasn`t ashamed to pass all the knowledge to his companions regarding many intimate issues. If your brothers still don`t know why women are not allowed to fast during certain days of month in Ramadan then it is a good opportunity to help them to understand this issue and enlarge their knowledge about islam. It can be very beneficial for them and it can help them to understand better their wives and daughters in the future in shaa Allah. May Allah ta`ala makes it easy for you, ameen

    • i have to do the same i have to wake up for sehri and eat and pretend i’m fasting it is hard i know how it feels but it is Allah’s choice

  • In the case of a pre-menopausal cycle, my period lasts for 2 days – then stops for 2 approx – then starts towards the end of the allocated time – usually for about half a day- then dark discharge for another day or so – should I fast for the usual 7 days that would have been my regular cycle when i was younger. I feel guilty not fasting in the middle days – but I can start/ stop at anytime within those 7 days.
    Please advise jzk

  • My sister has polycystic ovaries and this results in long periods or no periods for a long time. After a long time, she is now on her period during the holy month of Ramadan. Our mother and grandmother had told her that after 10 days, she is able to keep fast. Can she or can she not?

    Thank you 🙂

  • This is great information, thank you so much. Honestly some of the rulings I find written about women’s menstruation in Islam are written by men who obviously have no idea what a period is really like! But this reads like someone who is very knowledgeable on the subject from a woman’s perspective, and I really appreciate it.

    • What are you talking about? Sheikh Suhaib webb is a man and Sheikh al-Shanqeeti is also a man.

      May Allah bless all our scholars. When they are talking about these issues you will think men menstruate as well, because they have painstakingly and meticulously studied to derive the correct rulings.

      Maybe you were talking about amateurs but definitely not a Scholar…….

  • Bit confused about the definition of clear white! What about off-white? This is a matter confuses me every year. I won’t pray like this and sometimes I’ll fast but not pray! Because i wonder if its me being overzealous and wanting an excuse to eat, but Im scared to pray when it is not allowed. So it’s not dry and it is a white liquid but not clear.!

  • I did ghusl yesterday morning and after futoor some blood came out. Then, before fajr nothing was discharged so I did wodoo(ablution) and I prayed al fajr nd I read some Quran nd I intended to fast . Nothing discharged until now nd I think I am pure. I prayed all my prayers and I read some more Quran. Should I continue fasting since I am clean and DRY right now or should I do ghusl again? I heard that if u do ghusl and then u bleed for less than a day or 3 days then u do not have to do thusly again. Is this true or not? I hope someone answers my question as soon as possible and thank you all for your great comments and advice!!!

  • Alhamdullilah. I got all the answers I need, may Allah bless you all and my He guide us unto the right pth and also bless us with Jannah. Amin

  • I am 49 and have been having irregular periods – sometimes it looks like mensus and other times it is red but either way it stops and starts with no regularity in timings- have no idea if it menopausal but should be – I want to fast for arafat at least- I had the mensus for wekks now , stopped and I thhought it over and prayed but it started again – can I pray? ASAP SOS Jazakallah please reply to my email. Suha

  • Salaam,

    Firstly I heard that anything after 15 days is not a period according to islamQa? So a bit confused. 2ndly what is the ruling in Ramadan if you are bleeding after fajr but by shujat your period stops, it’s clear? Should you abstain from eating?

  • Asslam o alaikm. I was observing fast timing was from 3 30 am to 7 13 pm.At 5 30 I experienced periods. But I didn’t eat anything till Iftaar. Should it be counted in my fasts or not?

  • Asalamualiykum

    Thank you for this post. I still have a question with regards to this. After my period finishes on the eighth day I perform ghusl. 4 to 5 days after my period has finished I always get a clear/white discharge throughout the day for about 3-4 days. My question is, is during these 3-4 days where I get a clear discharge am I able to fast in the month of Ramadan and am I allowed to pray Salah as at times there is discharge whilst praying salah??

  • As Salaamu Alaikum,

    I have a complex issue that just started this year and I’m confused as to how I should deal with it. I was recently diagnosed with endometriosis and my PCP put me on a low dose BC. I have been bleeding for two consecutive months. Some days, it’s too heavy to wear a liner but doesn’t flow heavy like a menstrual cycle. Then on other days, it flows extremely heavy and I have to be prepared so I won’t have an accident in public.

    I tried fasting the first two days or Ramadan, when my flow was light and I thought I was finally catching a break. However, I’d end up flowing heavily before Maghrib and have to break my fast.

    So my questions are, since I have a chronic condition that requires taking medication and since I have a consistent blood flow, can I actually fast and pray after a certain period of time? And since I have a chronic condition, do I have to make up these days of fasting? Also, I recently became engaged and my fiance is aware of my condition. However, I don’t know if or when we could ever be together once we’re married. What is the ruling on marital rights when a woman has a consistent menses?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • Asalmu alaikum,

    jazaak Allah for this web.My question is that what is the rule of fasting for a woman whose periods are irregular and last more than 10 days.or spotting for few days than red bleed for 3 days and than again spotting and light bleeding twice a day?In short very much period all over the month and is diagnose with PCOS that is ovary problem.In this case what that woman has to do for fasting???any help much appreciated!

  • If you fasted during your period or have the white liquid but didn’t know it would not count do you have to redo that day you fasted ?

  • I am on birth control pills and after the course of the one month cycle today I am spotting a little .. Am I suppose to brake my fast??

  • If women notice yellow discharge just after sehr time on 7 th day of menstruation . .Can she fast on that day ? And if she fast whole day and white discharge apear during afternoon she take bath nd get pure at afternoon . . ?

  • I have infection before my menes yallow and black liuiqe is coming making my menes longer then usual can i fast during like this dischange

  • Sister noor… You cannot fast because menstruation breaks wudhu. If you don’t have wudhu, you can’t pray. Your fasts won’t count unless you pray. Therefore, you cannot fast these last ten days if you have your period. Sorry 🙁

  • HI, I have finished my menses so i kept a fast the next day but during the next day i experienced brown discharge which is common on the last day as it is the last bits of the menses. it was very little (maybe few drops). does that break my fast?

  • Hi I wanted to know as we have lost our fast during the periods time how do we repay do we have to fast again or do we give money

  • I am keeping those 6 days fasting which i had broke for my period in the previous Ramadan.what if i break or not keep a fast during this time?can i keep it in future sometime or i have to keep these 6 roza from the beginning?

  • i am 15 , i discharge milky-white liquid in my daily routine , it is even on my undergarments (underwear) , then do this liquid discharge make me unclean , break my wuzu or stops me from fasting ? please do answer , i am very confused . may Alkah bless you !

    • Salam alaikum dear Laiba,
      what do you mean by “in my daily routine”? If you mean, each day, then probably this is nothing to do with your periods. It is rather the normal vaginal discharge. You can find some information about this e.g. here . If a woman sufferes from a vaginal infection, this fluid can change, and she will notice the difference, but normaly it is different from blood.
      What is important for you, is to know, when your monthly bleeding occurs. This is the time, where you will not fast or pray. But as for other types of vaginal flow (be it the “normal” fluids of a healthy person, or some other fluids connected e.g. to an infection), they do not hinder your fasts.
      I hope, I could answer your question. Otherwise, I would encourage you, to speak to your mom, or some aunt you really trust, and ask her about this.
      In general, I think, we should remember, that educating yourself about purity, menstruation etc. is encouraged by our religion and even if you live in a culture, where things are otherwise (you are told to be embarassed to ask this questions), you don’t have to be ashamed at all.
      Islam teaches us, that each action (e.g. the asking) is accompanied by a intention (arab. niyah). Your niyah in this case, is to know when you can fast and when not. Just make sure you speak to a trustworthy person (ideal case your mother, older women from your family, the wife of the imam) and to do it in a proper way.

  • In regard to women’s menstruation, you really should stick to the facts. Most of what you say is inaccurate. I suspect this is written by men. Please either ask a woman or a medical professional. It will give you more credibility.

  • Asalamualaykum,
    I have a serious question. Today, I woke up before fajr to do suhoor and then went to the bathroom and saw some blood. It just came on the toilet paper when I wiped myself in very small amounts. I considered it as the start of my menstrual cycle, because lately my cycle has been starting off with very little blood, so I went to sleep without the intention to fast. I woke up in the morning late so I was rushing to get ready for school and did not check my pad. I drank some iced tea on the way because I thought I still had my period. When I got home, I went to the bathroom and saw white discharge, and no blood whatsoever. I regret drinking the iced tea and I should have double checked before falling asleep to see if I was actually on my period or not. My question is what do I do now? Is it okay if I just make up this fast after ramadhan or do I have to do something else?

  • My question is if my menstration comes in the evening when people are about to break fast. Which mean I have fasted the whole day and just maybe an hour to break fast… Is that day counted as a day I have fasted or not fasted

    • Sister, I’ve read about this! Even if your menstruation comes 5 minutes before the Adhan for maghrib, your fast is still invalidated and you’d have to make that day up. But the plus side is, because your menstruation came before that time, you won’t have to make the maghrib prayer up 🙂

  • I always saw white discharge before and after my periods so do I have to wait for the discharge to clear after the blood stops before I take my bath? Can someone please help??

  • Yup hirra its okay you can make up your fast after ramdhan and if your period starts before magrib or any prayer you can drop it and you can take rest ..

  • Salam I have fasted thinking of end of menses but at 10 O’clock I saw some stains of blood what should I do now wether I should complete my fast or break it please answer

  • I am on 7th day of my period. At night around 10:30 I wanted to ghusl but I saw some trace of blood on white. I went to sleep today in the morning I saw I was clean and dry.. But I did not eat school and did not do niyat.. What should I do.. It’s 8:20 in the morning.. Should I fast or not

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