Your Period Questions

Your Period Questions

Article: Six Conditions For Menstruation

The Companion Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (Allah be pleased with him) relates that the Prophet ﷺ said:

“Menstruation is three days, four days, five days, six days, seven days, eight days, nine days, or ten days. If the bleeding exceeds ten days, then she is not menstruating.” (Darqutni)

Along with this hadith and other narrations related about menstruation, the scholars have deduced several conditions that help distinguish whether a woman’s vaginal bleeding can be ruled as menstruation or not.

In an effort to make this knowledge easier for women to learn, we’ve attempted to summarize some of these rulings. The following is a basic breakdown of the conditions according to the Hanafi maddhab.

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