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Haydh related precautions

Fatwaa ID: 1917


As far as we know in the hanafi madhab if a woman’s period stops before her habit then she should pray fast and avoid intercourse obligatorily out of caution. Would it also be considered caution to avoid reading Quran or praying Sunan during this time? Would it also be an obligation to avoid?

Secondly would she have to constantly check during any stopping of blood during her potential days of hayd to do ghusl and pray? Is it sufficient for her to assume if short stops of blood are normal for her that she doesn’t need to check?

Thank you

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

  1. It would not be obligatory to avoid. Caution may be exercised depending on how likely she believes the blood will return.
  2. If she is near certain based on past experience that the blood will return despite it having stopped at the moment, she does not need to perform ghusl and pray. She does not need to constantly check. She may check when her dominant thought it that it had stopped.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

05/02/1445 AH – 11/16/2023 CE | 670

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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