In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.
In this fatwa:
In his response to your question, Sheikh Ahmad Kutty, a senior lecturer and Islamic scholar at the Islamic Institute of Toronto, Ontario to, Canada, states:
The ritual ghusl following the expiry menses should be when the bleeding has stopped.
You are free of menses only when your bleeding has completely stopped, and you see the white discharge following your regular pattern.
However, after you have seen the white discharge, if you experience pinkish or brownish discharges, you need not worry.
Umm `Atiyyah, the Prophet’s Companion, said, “During the Prophet’s time, we never used to pay attention to the pinkish or brownish discharges that followed the expiry of menses.” (Al-Bukhari and Others)
Almighty Allah knows best.
Editor’s note: This fatwa is from Ask the Scholar’s archive and was originally published at an earlier date.