I fasted four days in Ramadan, then my period came. After my period ended, I purified myself (did ghusl) and started fasting, but some drops of blood came out (“spotting”), then they stopped. Then when I purified myself and started fasting again, the spotting started again, and this lasted for the rest of the month of Ramadan. What is the answer concerning this?.
be to Allaah.
If the situation is as you describe, the
drops of blood that appear after becoming pure from menses are not regarded
as menses, because it is not ongoing bleeding. So it does not come under the
ruling of menstruation, and you have to fast and pray, and do wudoo’ for
each prayer when the time for the prayer begins, like women who suffer
istihaadah (non-menstrual vaginal bleeding) and those affected by ongoing
urinary incontinence. And your fasting during those days is valid.
And Allah is the source of strength. May
Allah sent blessings and peace upon our Prophet Muhammad and his family and
Companions. End quote.
Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn ‘Abd-Allah ibn Baaz, Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez Aal al-Shaykh, Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan, Shaykh Bakr Abu Zayd