Cleanliness

Yellowish Discharge and Menstrual Habit

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Q: I need to know what is regarded as the time of Haidh according to the hanafi mazhab. Is it 15 days after ones last period or is it the dates a woman normally experiences Haidh? I'm asking because I've read that any colour discharge including yellow is regarded as Haidh if it is experienced during the time of Haidh. The problem is that many a time I experience a dark yellow discharge but not exactly at the time I am supposed to be having my period. I am on the pill. Hope my question is clear.

A
: Your question is quite clear.

The haidh period is the dates a woman normally experiences bleeding, on condition that it comes after minimum 15 clean days, and it lasts for 3 to 10 days. During her habit or cycle, any colour discharge is regarded as haidh.

The dark yellow which comes outside the haidh period is not haidh. During that time a woman can make salaah etc as normal but should make a fresh wudhu for every salaah.

Mufti Siraj Desai
Darul-Uloom Abubakr

Bleeding between Menstrual Periods

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Q: I have a couple of questions regarding menstruation:
1) In hanafi fiqh, there has to be a minimum of 15 days purity between two periods of menstruation. Does this mean that if I see blood which has the characteristics of menstrual blood on the 13th or 14th day after the end of the first period, I should consider this as istihada and continue to pray and fast until the minimum term is complete?
2) Some scholars say that if woman becomes pure following menstruation at the time of asr or isha, she should also pray zuhr and maghrib because she has an excuse for combining them. But according to the hanafi madhab, combining prayers in not permissible in any case, so should a woman who follows the hanafi madhab do this?

A: 1.
It is true that there must be a minimum of 15 clean days to separate two haidh. It is also true that if on the 13th or 14th day a woman experiences bleeding then that blood is the blood of istihaadha. However, in this case she cannot wait for 15 days and then assume her second haidh has begun. Instead, she go according to her past habits (aadat) or cycle in clean days and days of bleeding, and calculate her periods accordingly. Here is an example: A woman has a usual cycle of 8 days haidh and 20 days tuhr (clean period). That means she has an interval of 20 clean days between two haidh. So is she experiences bleeding after 12 or 13 days since her last haidh, she must count that as istihaadah and then wait for 20 days to pass before counting her next haidh. I hope this example clarifies the mas’ala for you. Write back to me if you don’t understand.

2. It is not permissible to combine two salaah for whatever reason according to the Hanafi mazhab. According to other mazhaahib salaah may be combined on a journey or during very heavy rain, by people who are offering salaah in the musjid. So even according to the other mazhaahib, the reasons you gave above are not valid for combining salaah. There is no mazhhab that states a woman who has become clean from haidh can combine two salaah.

Allah Ta’ala knows best

Mufti Siraj Desai
Darul-Uloom Abubakr

Intimacy and Bath

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Q: A husband uses protection before entering his wife in sexual intercourse but for some reason the action was not completed. No fluid was discharged. Does ghusul (bath) become compulsory?

A
: Once he enters, with or without protection, Ghusl becomes compulsory.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Yellowish Discharge and Wudhu

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Q: I have read the fatwa about discharge. What if the discharge is yellow, but not thick and does not have an odor at all? Is my salah accepted? Doesn't then go under the ruling that it does not break the wudu?

I have read that some sanitary towels can be the reason why the normal discharge can turn yellow, because it contains something that changes the color of the discharge when it is moist in the vaginal area.

A:
A discharge that appears yellowish but has not odor at all, will be considered the normal secretion from the front organ. This will not break wudhu. It is true that when the discharge dries up on the underwear or pads it turns yellow. So that will not reflect the true colour and has to be ignored.

So there is no need to make wudhu in this case. Your salaah will be accepted.

Allah Ta'ala knows best

Mufti Siraj Desai
Darul-Uloom Abubakr
Port Elizabeth
South Africa

Vaginal Flatulence

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Q: Does vaginal flatulence break Wudhu?

A:
Passing wind from the vaginal area does not break Wudhu.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Porn and Fluid Discharge

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Q: Sometimes when I watch pornography little white fluid comes out from my penis. Can I make prayer without bath?

A:
That fluid is called Mazi. Mazi is colourless and sticky, not white. It breaks Wudhu but not Ghusl. Wash the area, change or wash the clothes, make wudhu and Salaah.

For the sake of Allah, please stop watching porn. It is extremely harmful.
May Allah Ta'aala protect you, Aameen.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Relations after Menstruation before Bath

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Q: Can marital relations be restarted after menstruation period, before taking bath?

A:
If the lady has a full ten days of menstruation then it will be permissible for her to have a sexual relation with her husband before bathing.

If her usual menstruation is less then ten days, e.g. five days, six days, etc. then in this case she is not allowed to have a sexual relation until she has a bath. In this case a sexual relation will be permissible if one Salaah time passes without her bathing. After one Salaah time passes and the Salaah becomes Qadhaa on her then it will be permissible. She should remember that staying in that condition without bathing and missing a Salaah is a major sin.

Allah Ta'aala knows best.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

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