Some yellow discharge came out of her whilst she was fasting, after her period had ended

A woman’s period ended in Ramadaan before dawn came, so she fasted that day, then Zuhr came and she prayed, then she noticed a yellow discharge. Is her fast valid?.

Praise be to Allaah.

If her period ended before dawn and then she fasted, her fast is valid, and the yellow discharge that she noticed after her period ended does not have any effect on it, because Umm ‘Atiyyah (may Allaah be pleased with her) said: “We used not to regard the brownish and yellowish discharge that comes after the period ends as meaning anything.” Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 1/84; Abu Dawood, 307.

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If she sees some brownish discharge after her period ends, should she pray and fast?

My period had ended completely and I did ghusl at night, and intended to fast from the night before, but when I got up to pray Fajr and I was completely pure, suddenly I discharged a white thread and some light brown discharge that could hardly be noticed except from close up, but this did not come whilst I was doing ghusl. 
Is this prayer valid or do I have to repeat it? Is my fast of that day valid? Please note that I did not do ghusl after this discharge.

Praise be to Allaah.

This brownish discharge that came after doing ghusl does not matter and is not regarded as menstruation, so your fast is still valid and you do not have to do ghusl after it came out, because Umm ‘Atiyyah said: “We did not regard brownish or yellowish discharge after the period ended as being anything that mattered.” Narrated by Abu Dawood, 307; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh Abi Dawood. Also narrated by al-Bukhaari with the words: “We did not regard brownish and yellowish discharge as anything that mattered.”

But this brownish discharge does invalidate wudoo’, so if you did wudoo’ for Fajr prayer after this came out, then your prayer is valid and you do not have to do anything. If it came out after you did wudoo’ and you did not repeat wudoo’, then you have to repeat that prayer because you prayed without wudoo’.  Continue reading

Praying Taraweeh despite brownish discharge

Is it permissible for me to pray Taraweeh when I am pure, but I have a brownish discharge?.

Praise be to Allaah.

If this brownish discharge comes before you are purified from menses, then it is part of the menses, so it is not permissible to pray or fast when you have this.

If it comes after your menses has ended then it is not menses, and it does not mean that you cannot pray or fast.

It says in Fataawa al-Shaykh Ibn Baaz (10/208):

If this brownish or yellowish discharge comes after becoming pure from menses, then it is not regarded as menses, rather the ruling on it is the same as the ruling on istihaadah (non-menstrual vaginal bleeding). You have to wash it off yourself every time, and do wudoo’ and pray and fast, and do not regard it as menses. You are also permissible for your husband, because Umm ‘Atiyyah (may Allaah be pleased with her) said: “We did not regard brownish or yellowish discharge after the period ended as being anything that mattered.” Narrated by al-Bukhaari in his Saheeh (320). End quote.

See also the answers to questions no. 50059 and 50430.

Based on this, there is nothing wrong with your praying Taraweeh in the mosque even though you have this brownish or yellowish discharge, but that is subject to the condition that you are certain that your period has ended.

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Does a brownish discharge have any effect on Hajj and ‘Umrah?

I was two month pregnant and I miscarried two days before I went for Hajj. I was taahir (pure) except that on the day of al-Tarwiyah, that night I saw a few dark spots that were like the spotting in the last days of the monthly period, i.e., they were not blood but were a dirty brown. But I completed my Hajj. Is my Hajj valid?.

Praise be to Allaah.

The spots that you saw do not affect your Hajj or ‘Umrah, because they are not menstrual blood or postpartum bleeding (nifaas), rather they were spots that are called al-kadrah (brownish discharge). The ruling on these spots is that wudoo’ is required according to the majority of scholars. If you did wudoo’ when you did tawaaf al-ifaadah, then your tawaaf is valid according to the majority of scholars. If you did not do wudoo’ then there is a difference of scholarly opinion: is tawaaf valid if a person has not purified himself, or not?

This has been discussed in the answer to question no. 34695. The view favoured by Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah and Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen is that it is not essential.

Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:

What comes after purification (from menses) such as brownish or yellowish discharge, or spotting, or wetness, is not menses, so it does not mean that a woman is not allowed to pray or fast, or that a man is not allowed to have intercourse with his wife, because it is not menses.

Umm ‘Atiyyah said: “We did not regard the yellowish or brownish discharge as being anything significant.” Narrated by al-Bukhaari. Abu Dawood added: “after becoming pure.” Its isnaad is saheeh. Based on this, we say: Everything that happened after being sure that the period was over does not affect a woman or mean that she is not allowed to pray or fast or that her husband is not allowed to be intimate with her. But she should not rush until she sees the tuhr (white discharge indicating the end of menses), because some women, when the bleeding lessens, hasten to do ghusl before they see the tuhr. Hence the women of the Sahaabah used to send pieces of cotton on which there was blood to ‘Aa’ishah, and she would say to them, “Do not rush until you see the white discharge.” End quote.

60 Su’aalan ‘an Ahkaam al-Hayd (question no. 24).

Conclusion: Your Hajj is valid in sha Allaah, and these spots are not menses or nifaas.

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Does a woman’s continual discharge break her wudoo’?

A woman sees some liquids (yellow color) in her underware while she is not in period. This frequently happens to her and causes a real difficulty for praying specially out side the home and as you know women in this country go out of their home frequently. What is the judgment on these liquids (pure or inpure) and should she change the underwar every time!? and What is the status of her wudu?

Praise be to Allaah.

What is well-known is that the scholars say that everything that is discharged from the front and back passages is naajis (impure) except for one thing, semen, which is taahir (pure); apart from that everything else that has substance is naajis and breaks one’s wudoo’. On this basis, whatever fluid comes out of a woman is naajis and requires her to renew her wudoo’. This is what I understand after researching the issue with some scholars and consulting reference material. However, I did not feel entirely comfortable about this issue, because some women always have this discharge; if this is the case, then she should handle it as incontinence is handled: if she has wudoo’ she should wash her private parts when the time for prayer comes, and be careful not to let the urine contaminate her. This is similar to the advice that the Prophet gave to the woman suffering from istihaadah (abnormal non-menstrual bleeding).

Having also discussed the matter with some doctors, it is clear that if the discharge is from the bladder, the woman should do as described above; if it is from the vagina then she must perform wudoo’ because of it, but the discharge is taahir and she does not have to wash her clothes if it gets on them. Continue reading

Ruling on vaginal discharge

I am 24 years unmarried problem is that sometimes a yellow or somewhat white fluid is discharged but i do not need to use pad for it because the quantity is small, according to my mother that it is because of physical weakness or tension, and she says that my maternal aunt had also same problem.i read about this problem in different Doctor’s maganine they also take it as my main question is that can i pray in that condition, and if i pray do i need to change my dress, and how long my wudoo will be valid. one thing which i should make clear is that it is not bound to pre/post mensturation.

Praise be to Allaah.

In the answer to question no. 50404 there is the ruling on the discharges that come from a woman’s uterus, in which we explained that the discharges that come from a woman’s uterus are taahir (pure), and what comes out from the urethra is najis (impure). In both cases the woman is required to do wudoo’.

Based on this, there is nothing wrong with you praying in this case, and you do not have to change or wash your clothes because this discharge is taahir.

The period during which your wudoo’ remains valid is the time of the prayer for which you did wudoo’. So you have to do wudoo’ for the prayer after the time for it begins, and your wudoo’ will remain valid even if this discharge comes out, until the time for that prayer ends, then you should do wudoo’ for the next prayer, and so on.

It is not permissible for you to pray two obligatory prayers with one wudoo’, unless you have joined them for one of the reasons for which prayers may be joined.

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How can one who has a continual discharge do Tawaaf?

Can you please advise me of the Islamic opinion of someone who is intending to go Hajj soon and has constant white vaginal discharge that is very runny (NOT mani or madhi).
I have to make wudoo for every salat, and want to know what I would do during Tawaf of the Ka’ba. would I need to make woudoo when I feel the discarge being released during Tawaf, or would it be sufficient to make wudoo before beginning Tawaf, and complete 7 Tawafs regardless of the discharge.
Please respond to me as soon as possible as I will be travelling to Hajj soon.

Praise be to Allaah.

The discharge that comes out of a man can only be one of three types:

1 – It may be maniy which comes out with feelings of physical pleasure, whether in a wet dream, when having intercourse or in some other way. This is taahir (pure) and is not naajis (impure). What a person must do in the case is ghusl, because Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“If you are in a state of Janaaba (i.e. after a sexual discharge), purify yourselves (bathe your whole body)”

[al-Maa’idah 5:6]

2 – It may be madhiy which is a thin white viscid fluid that comes out when desire is provoked. This is naajis (impure) but its impurity is light and it is sufficient to wash the private parts, and to sprinkle with water whatever gets onto the clothes or body. This breaks one’s wudoo’, so one has to do wudoo’ again.

See al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah, 5/381

3 – It may be neither of the above, in which case the ruling is the same as the ruling on urine: it is essential to wash off any of it that gets onto one’s clothes, and it breaks one wudoo’ so wudoo’ must be repeated.

See al-Sharh al-Mumti’, 1/280.

With regard to a person who has the discharge continually, the ruling is the same as the ruling on one who is affected by urinary incontinence, i.e., he must clean himself, and use some kind of protection so that it will not get onto his clothes or contaminate the places where he goes, such as mosques and the like. He should do wudoo’ at the time of each prayer, then do all the acts of worship for which tahaarah (purity) is required all together at that time, until the time ends. So you have to do wudoo’ before doing Tawaaf, then it does not matter what comes out after that.

The Standing Committee was asked about a man who suffered from urinary incontinence – how should he purify himself for prayer and tawaaf?

They replied:

If the situation is as you described, there is nothing wrong with your praying and doing tawaaf even if some urine comes out of you, so long as it is coming out continuously, because you come under the same ruling as those who suffer from incontinence. So you have to wash yourself with water when the time for prayer begins, then do wudoo’ for prayer, after which it will not matter what comes out of you until the time for the next prayer comes.

Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah, 5/408

And they were asked about a man who passes urine continually and the flow never stops – how should he pray?

They replied: He should pray according to his situation; he should wash himself with water and do wudoo’ for every prayer when the time for prayer comes, and he has to do what we have mentioned [i.e., using a pad of cotton etc] to prevent the urine getting onto his body or clothes, or soiling the mosque.

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Ruling on yellow discharge emitted by a woman

If yellow discharge from a woman gets on her underwear, should she wash it off, or can she just leave it and make salah?

Praise be to Allaah.

If what is meant by the yellow discharge is the maniy (sexual discharge) because it tends to be a yellowish colour in women, then there is a difference of opinion among the scholars as to whether it is taahir (pure) or not. The more correct view is that it is taahir, because of the hadeeth narrated by Muslim which states that a man stayed the night as a guest at the house of ‘Aa’ishah, and in the morning he washed his garment. ‘Aa’ishah said: “It is sufficient, if you can see it, to wash the place where it is, and if you cannot see it, just sprinkle water over it. There was a time when I used to rub the garment of the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), then he would pray in it.” (narrated by Muslim, no. 288)

Al-Nawawi said in Sharh Muslim (3/198):

“Many scholars said that maniy is taahir. This was narrated from ‘Ali ibn Abi Taalib, Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqaas, Ibn ‘Umar, ‘Aa’ishah, Dawood and Ahmad in the more correct of his two views; it is the madhhab of al-Shaafa’i and the scholars of hadeeth…

See Fath al-Baari, 2/332

In Fataawaa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah li’l-Buhooth (5/381) it says: The emission of maniy due to an erotic dream and so on does not make the clothes worn by the person naajis even if it gets on them, because maniy is taahir. But what is prescribed is to remove whatever gets onto the clothes for the sake of cleanliness and removing dirt.

But if what is meant is the yellow discharge that comes during menstruation and sometimes afterwards, as narrated in the hadeeth of Umm ‘Atiyah – “We used not to count the yellowish and brownish discharge as anything” (narrated by al-Nasaa’i, 368) – this is one of the things concerning which there is no dispute that it is naajis. Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen said in al-Fataawa (1/291):

What is known among the scholars is that everything that comes out of a woman is naajis apart from one thing, which is the maniy. The maniy is taahir; apart from that every other substance that comes out of the two passages is naajis and breaks wudoo’. On this basis, everything that comes out of a woman is naajis and necessitates wudoo’. This is the conclusion reached following discussions with some of the scholars and consulting references. But I am still not entirely sure, because some women have this moisture all the time, and if it is continuous, then the solution is to do the same as one who suffers from urinary incontinence: she should do wudoo’ for each prayer when the time for it begins, and do that prayer. I also spoke with some doctors and it became clear to me that if this discharge comes from the bladder, it is as we have said; and if it is from the vagina, it is as we have said, she should do wudoo’, but it is taahir and the things it gets onto do not have to be washed. And Allaah knows best. Continue reading

Brownish discharge that appears before menses

I use a contraceptive (the IUD or coil), and because of that for three days before the regular bleeding starts I get a brownish discharge. Does this invalidate my fasting or my making up of missed fasts? Please advise me, may Allaah reward you with good.

Praise be to Allaah.

Shaykh Muhammad ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: “If this brownish discharge is the precursor of the period, then it is hayd (menstrual bleeding). You know that it marks the onset of the period if it is accompanied with pains and cramps. But if the brownish discharge comes after the period, the woman should wait until it goes away, because the brownish discharge that follows on from the period is also hayd, as ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) said: “Do not be in a hurry until you see the white discharge.”

(Risaalat al-Dima’ al-Tabee’iyyah, 59).

Based on this, if you think that this brownish discharge is the precursor of your period, then it is hayd, so you have to stop praying and fasting, and make up your fasts after your period ends. Continue reading

The discharge which is passed continuously by a woman does not have any effect on the fast

Please tell me if a transparent fluid like water is excreted which becomes white coloured after drying is our fast and prayer valid? is ghusl farz on us or not.please please tell me because i pass this thing alot and find it on my underwear and i do ghusl 2 or 3 times a day to make my fast and prayer valid.plz tell me whatis this and what should i do.

Praise be to Allaah.

This kind of discharge is passed a great deal by women. It is taahir (pure) and not naajis (impure), and there is no need to do ghusl because of it. All it does is invalidate wudoo’.

Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) was asked about it and he replied:

After researching the matter, it seems to me that the discharge that is passed by women, if it does not come from the bladder but rather from the womb, then it is taahir…

This is the ruling on this discharge with regard to tahaarah (purity) – it is taahir and does not make the clothes or the body naajis.

With regard to wudoo’, the ruling is that it invalidates wudoo’, unless it is continual, in which case it does not invalidate wudoo’, but the woman should not do wudoo’ for each prayer until after the time for the prayer has begun, and she has to use a pad.

But if it starts and stops, and it usually stops at the time of prayer, then she should delay the prayer until the time when it stops, so long as there is no fear that the time for prayer will end. If she fears that she will miss the prayer, then she should do wudoo, use a pad and pray. It makes no difference if there is a little or a lot, because it is all coming from the front passage so a little or a lot invalidates wudoo’.

Majmoo’ Fataawa Ibn ‘Uthaymeen, 11/284

Using a pad means placing a piece of rag or cotton etc in the vagina so that less of this discharge will come out, and to prevent it getting on to the clothes or body.

Based on this, there is no need to do ghusl because of this discharge, and it does not affect the fast. With regard to prayer, wudoo’ must be done for each prayer after the time for the prayer has begun, if the flow is continual.

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