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Q:

Assalamu alaikum

While trying to use toilet paper to clean my private part so as to prevent the feeling of urine emission during I saw a spot on the tissue paper around the private part. I’m not sure if it is from my body or from the tissue paper or if it is blood or not. I did my ghusl haidoh a week ago and I also did ghusl jummuah the morning I saw this spot. Which means I have been cleaning my private part since then and did not see any blood.

Is it right for me to conclude that what I saw was not blood since I’m not sure?

What if it was blood what I’m a supposed to do?

If it been blood and I didn’t repeat ghusl for fear of was was and me not thinking it is blood and it was actually blood is my solah for the entire month invalid?

If I’m to do ghusl do I have to repeat my solah from the day I ended my menses till the day I got your reply, if so how do I go about it?

Can I just ignore it since I’m not sure if it is blood or not

A:

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu waRahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.

If you did perform ghusl after ensuring that your period has expired and you saw the white discharge then you need not worry about the spot you mentioned. For details on this, let me cite here one of my earlier answers:

The appearance of white discharges at the end of the period is an indication of the expiry of the menses. You should determine the end of your period based on your regular pattern of menses. The pattern may vary, as some women experience menses for seven or eight days, while others may experience it for less or more. Once you see the clear white discharge at the end of your regular pattern, you need not worry about the streaks of blood after. If, on the other hand, the white discharges did not appear, then the blood drops you experience are due to continuation of menses –unless the bleeding exceeds fifteen days.

The Prophet’s wife Aishah –as reported in the authentic sources –counseled menstruating women to wait for the appearance of clear white discharge to mark the end of menses.

We further learn from Umm Atiyyah: During the Prophet, peace be upon him, women did not pay any attention to the brownish or pinkish streaks of blood, following the expiry of the menses (as determined by the appearance of clear white discharge at the end of the period).

Therefore, you should wait for the clear white discharge to appear at the end of your period before you make ghusl. If you do not see it, then you ought to make ghusl only if your bleeding exceeds fifteen days. The cut off point for the period is fifteen days; so what one experiences afterwards cannot be reckoned as menses; rather it is due to the chronic condition known as istihadah. In the case of istihadhah, you ought to perform ghusl at the expiry of the period of menses (fifteen days is the maximum ). Once you do so, you only need to wash your private, wear a pad and perform wudhu immediately prior to each salah.

Almighty Allah Knows best.

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