First Menstrual Blood
First Menstrual Blood


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


Books of Menstruation

Topic/Issue:92 - First Menstrual Blood --
Opinion FromOpinionExplanation
Imam MalikGive up prayers for 15 daysA women who has just started menstruating, is to give up prayers upon seeing the first drop of blood till a period of fifteen days (if bleeding continues for so long). If it doesn't cease, she is from then a mustahada and is to start praying after bathing.
Imam ShafiStart praying after 15 days and make up for missed prayersSame opinion as that of Imam Malik. However, she also prays qada for fourteen days she has missed, except she is not to repeat prayer for the minimum period (one day and one night)
Imam Malik (another opinion)Add three daysShe is to count the number of days of someone her own age and then add three days. If bleeding hasn't ceased by then, she is deemed a mustahada.
Last Updated:2010-05-30

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