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Ruling 393*

For medium istiḥāḍah, a woman must, based on obligatory precaution, perform one ghusl daily for her prayers, and she must do the things that were mentioned in the previous ruling with regard to slight istiḥāḍah. Therefore, if she experiences medium istiḥāḍah before or during morning (ṣubḥ) prayers, she must perform ghusl for ṣubḥ prayers based on obligatory precaution. If she intentionally or forgetfully does not perform ghusl for ṣubḥ prayers, she must perform ghusl for midday (ẓuhr) and afternoon (ʿaṣr) prayers. And if she does not perform ghusl for ẓuhr and ʿaṣr prayers, she must perform ghusl before prayers after sunset (maghrib) and evening (ʿishāʾ) prayers, whether the bleeding has stopped or not.

  • Commentary

    This ruling changed in March 2022. The previous version of the ruling was as follows:

    “For medium istiḥāḍah, a woman must, based on obligatory precaution, perform one ghusl daily for her prayers, and she must do the things that were mentioned in the previous ruling with regard to slight istiḥāḍah. Therefore, if she experiences istiḥāḍah before or at the time of morning (ṣubḥ) prayers, she must perform ghusl for ṣubḥ prayers. If she intentionally or forgetfully does not perform ghusl for ṣubḥ prayers, she must perform ghusl for midday (ẓuhr) and afternoon (ʿaṣr) prayers. And if she does not perform ghusl for ẓuhr and ʿaṣr prayers, she must perform ghusl before prayers after sunset (maghrib) and evening (ʿishāʾ) prayers, whether the bleeding has stopped or not.”