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Ruling 469

Women who have a habit of time and duration are of two types:

  1. A woman who on two consecutive months has her period at a fixed time, and her period also stops at a fixed time. For example, on two consecutive months she experiences bleeding on the first day of the month and it stops on the seventh. Therefore, her habit of ḥayḍ is from the first of the month to the seventh;
  2. A woman who on two consecutive months has her period at a fixed time, and after she experiences bleeding for three or more days, it stops for one or more days, and then she experiences bleeding again; and the total number of days on which she experiences bleeding plus the days on which it stops in between do not exceed ten; and in both months, all the days on which she experiences bleeding and all the days on which it stops in between are the same. In such a case, her habit is the number of days on which she experienced bleeding without the addition of the number of days on which it stopped. Therefore, it is necessary that the days on which she experiences bleeding and the number of days on which it stops in between in both months are the same. For example, if in both months she experiences bleeding from the first day to the third, and then it stops for three days, and then she experiences bleeding for another three days, her habit is six separated days. Furthermore, for the three days in between on which her period stops, she must, based on obligatory precaution, refrain from doing the things that are unlawful for a ḥāʾiḍ and do the things required of a mustaḥāḍah. And in the event that the days on which she experiences bleeding in the second month are more or less than in the first month, she has a habit of time and not of duration.