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Miscalculated haydh

Fatwaa ID: 2255

Assalaamu Alaykum waRahmatullah

Respected Mufti

Due to istihaada, I have to calculate my menstrual cycle based on my previous habits.

My istihaada started last week Tuesday, and I had calculated that my days of Haydh will begin from Saturday before sehri.
However, at sehri time I didn’t see any spotting, so I made Sehri and prayed Fajr with the intention that I will break my fast later if I see any spotting.

I saw spotting a few hours later, so I broke my fast and my spotting continued for the rest of the day.

Unfortunately I had miscalculated, and my Haydh should only have started later on Saturday night, after Iftar. I am so distraught and have been making tawbah.

Do I need to do kaffarah for breaking this fast?

Jazaakallah Khayr

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

You applied your due diligence and broke the fast assuming that the spotting was from your haydh. Accordingly, you are not sinful nor do you have to do kaffaarah. You have to fast one day only in place of this as qadhaa.

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

09/23/1445 AH – 04/03/2024 CE

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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