My Usual Period Has Become Irregular


My usual period was 5 to 6 days. After having my third cesarean baby it has become very irregular with respect to number of days it persist as well as a gap in between. In most months it remains more than 10 days although after 6 to 7 days it is spotting once or twice a day. In this situation, should I stick to my previous system of 6 days and start Salaat or will I have to wait until 10 days before starting.


In the name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-raḥmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Due to your bleeding continuing more than 10 days in most months, all the days which are more than your normal period will be regarded as Istihaada.[1] So in this situation your period will remain to 7 days. It will be Wajib for you to make Qada of your Salaat for the balance of these days.

And Allah Ta‘ala knows best
Mufti Luqman Hansrot
Fatwa Dept.

( ولو زاد الدم على عشرة أيام ) ولها عادة معروفة دونها ردت إلى أيام عادتها.

ولها عادة معروفة وهى تثبت بمرتين لا بمرة واحدة كما ذهب اليه بعضهم

(شرح فتح القدير,ج1,ص157)[1]

(العناية شرح الهداية,ج1,ص67)

(بداية المبتدي,ج1,ص9)

بہشتی زيور،ج1 ،ص 89

( والزائد ) على أكثره ( استحاضة ) لو مبتدأة أما المعتادة فترد لعاداتها وكذا الحيض فإن انقطع على أكثرهما أو قبله فالكل نفاس وكذا حيض إن وليه طهر تام وإلا فعادتها وهي تثبت وتنتقل بمرة به يفتى

(الدر المختار,ج1,ص300)