Forgot periods date

Q:

Assalamualaikum,

I am 26 years female.

Since last 2 3 years I am having irregular periods issues like I get periods in less than 15 days or sometimes twice or thrice in a month.  Last year I got treatment for this, for time being till the medicines were going on it was all fine then I stopped taking medicine as it was alopathy and I have heard that it is not good for our health to take supplements like this.  Now here comes the problem when I stopped taking those medicines again after two three months I started with the same problem. I got three times periods in this month.  Now the ramzan month is going on and I’m having brown spots and brown small clots again and I have forgotten my exact date of my periods due to all these recurrence of my periods. So what should I do now should I continue to fast. Please help me with this.

P. S: It has been 3 days since I’m fasting and praying as I’m not sure if I’m having actual periods or not and I don’t want to take risk to miss any fast in this holy month.  Also in this month when I got periods 3 times on a span of 7-10 days as far I remember I was not bleeding it was just spotting and small brown  blood clots not red.

JazakAllahu

A:

In answering your question, let me cite here one of my earlier answers:

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 afterwards, 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.”  (Reported by Imam Bukhari and others).

All the above, however, is conditional on the fact that your menses period did not exceed fifteen days. For bleeding after fifteen days cannot be reckoned as menses; rather it is reckoned as istihadhah (abnormal bleeding). In the case of istihadhah, you need to pray after having taken a full bath at the end of your period; then you wash your private and make wudhu before each prayer. Washing and wudhu should only be done immediately prior to each salah.

Almighty Allah Knows best.

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