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Regretting after dying one’s hair, bleeding for two days only

Fatwaa ID: 2343

Assalamu alaikum,
I have two questions from somy both not related to eachother.
1) if a person naturally has black hair but dyes them but now doesn’t like that colour and wants their black hair back- can they use black dye in this case since that was their original colour?

2) a girl bleeds for 2 days only per month- has all the symptoms of periods including pain. Since the bleeding period is not the minimum required for what we count as menstruations, would this still classify as periods or is she istihadah? Also, if this doesn’t count as periods then has she reached puberty yet (girl in question is 14 years old)?

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

1) If a person with black hair dyes her hair to another color and then regrets it, she would not be permitted to dye it back to black. The usage of black dye is prohibitively disliked. She would have to wait for it to return to its original color. Alternatively, she may use darker shades of brown mixed with black to create a color similar to black.

2) The minimum days for haydh according to the Hanafi legal school is three days. If one spots for less than that, then it will be counted as istihaadhah. It will not count as haydh even if the symptoms and signs are that of menstruation.

In regards to puberty, if a girl does not experience a valid haydh, then she would be regarded as baaligh as soon as she reaches 15 lunar years of age. It should be noted that a person would turn 15 lunar years old earlier than with the Gregorian calender.

That being said, even if the girl in question is not 15 yet according to the lunar calender in consideration of the Hanafi legal school, it will be advisable for her to carry herself as though she is. She should ensure that she is punctual with her obligations such as salaah, sawm, hijaab, zakaah, etc. This is because her bleeding would be termed as haydh according to the Shaafi’ee, and being cautious would be in her best interest.

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

11/08/1445 AH – 05/16/2024 CE | AML1-10080

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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