She sees blood 13 or 14 days after her last menses
Fatwa No: 156775

  • Fatwa Date:18-5-2011 - Jumaadaa Al-Aakhir 15, 1432
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assalmualaikum I just wanted to know that most women get their peroids at least 15 days apart and should stop praying during their periods however somtimes mine are 13, 14 days apart does that mean I should still pray salah the 1 or 2 days before the 15th day and stop praying ater the 15th day because the first two days are not considered as my periods? Jazakallah Khair


All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

The scholars differed in opinion about the minimum period of purity between two menses; many of them are of the view that it is 15 days while others are of the opinion that it is 13 days.

This second opinion is considerable in regard to its evidence and it is easier for you, so it is permissible for you to act according to it.

Therefore, if you see bleeding after 13 days or after 14 days from the last menses, then you should consider it as menses provided its period is not less than one day and one night, which is the minimum period of menses, and it does not exceed 15 days and nights, which is the maximum period of menses. For more benefit, please refer to Fataawa 91444 and 153821.

Allaah Knows best.

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