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Irregular periods and fasting during the month of Ramadan.


I  am not getting proper periods since 3 months due to problems with weight gain and PCOS. But now I saw a brown clot while washing myself. Can I still fast and pray in Ramadan if it was just a clot and I have no proper bleeding?


Salaamun alaykum.

Ruling 438. Ḥayḍ cannot last for less than three days or for more than ten days; if bleeding lasts for even a little less than three days, it is not ḥayḍ.

Ruling 439. The first three days of ḥayḍ must be continuous; therefore, if, for example, a woman experiences bleeding for two days, and then the bleeding stops for one day, and then she experiences bleeding again for one day, it is not ḥayḍ.

Ruling 440. At the beginning of ḥayḍ, it is necessary for the blood to come out. However, it is not necessary for the blood to come out on all three days and it is sufficient if the blood remains inside the vagina. And in the event that during the three days a woman’s bleeding stops for a short period of time in a manner that is common among all or some women, it is still counted as ḥayḍ.
Zahra Davdani.