Irregular Bleeding

Name of Questioner: farkhanda amjad

Date: 27-2-2023 04:43:26 PM

Consultant: EDC


I have a medical condition called PCOS which leads to me having irregular periods. I always counted the bleeding that occurred at the end of my birth control pack as “hayd”(menstruation), but was wondering if it should be counted as istihada instead? Since it’s not a physiologic period and was created through hormones, does it not count as “hayd?”

Thank you very much for your question. It is our pleasure to answer it.

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright.

Dear sister, if you had a set period for her menses before the occurrance of istihadah then you first apportion this number of days for you menses, and then count the remaining days as istihadah. Ai`shah reported that Fatimah bint Abi Hubaish (may Allah be pleased with her) said : “O messenger of Allah, my menses do not stop, do I leave Salah?” He replied: “No, that is what flows from a blood vessel. You should not observe As-Salah for the number of days you usually have menstruation, then take a bath afterwards and observe As-Salat.” (Al-Bukhari)

And Allah Knows best.