Maximum and Minimum number of days
Maximum and Minimum number of days


The Book of Ritual Purification (Tahara) - كتاب الطهارة من الحدث.


Books of Menstruation

Topic/Issue:91 - Maximum and Minimum number of days --
Agreement:The types of blood flowing from the uterus are three: menstrual(blood that flows(monthly in a state of health), bleeding outside the regular monthly cycle (which flows in a state of illness and is not menstrual blood, postnatal bleeding(occurs after childbirth).
If bleeding extends from beyond the maximum period, it is to be considered as istihada
Opinion FromOpinionExplanation
Imam Malik, Imam ShafiMaximum number of days is fifteen.
Imam Abu HanifaMaximum is ten
SubIssue: Minimum limit for the period
Opinion FromOpinionExplanation
Imam MalikNo minimum (it could be a single flow of blood)
Imam ShafiOne day and One night
Imam Abu HanifaMinimum is three days
SubIssue: Minimum period of purity
Opinion FromOpinionExplanation
Imam Malik Different Narrations: 10 and 8
Imam Malik, Imam Shafi, Imam Abu Hanifa15 days
All these opinions given by Fuqaha have no revelatory basis. The basis is experience and what each believed to be the usual occurrence. Each one of them said what he thought the common experience of women to be
Last Updated:2010-05-29

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