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Women’s Cleanliness

Q:

This is a little personal. I have been having my period for about 3 weeks now, and although it is unusual i have been waiting for it to end and it still has not ended. My mother wants me to start reading namaz again. She says after 8 days it is too long and it is a sickness, and that i should just start praying again. However i feel uncomfortable praying when i am not clean. Should i wait until i can become clean again or is it okay to start praying? I have already gone 3 weeks without praying.

A:
Salaam Alaykum,
446. The period of Hayz is not less than 3 days and not more than 10 days and if the period during which blood is discharged falls short of 3 days even by a small measure of time, that blood will not be considered as Hayz.
https://www.sistani.org/english/book/48/2171/
The blood seen after 10 days is considered istehadha.
In your case because we dont have all the details about your cycle,i suggest you refer to this link: https://www.sistani.org/english/book/48/2169/
Read all the rules regarding haiz and istehaza.
 
Sukaina Taqavi