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Introduction

Islam is a perfect deen. Part of the perfection of Islam is that together with the general obligations that apply to everyone, many laws are specific to males or females, keeping in mind each one’s specific roles in life, their physiological differences and other unique characteristics. Thus the laws pertaining to males and females differ in many aspects, among which are the postures of salaah, etc. Some of these rulings are briefly discussed hereunder.

Q: How will a woman determine her habit for haidh?

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A: A woman’s habit in haidh is determined by the number of days of normal bleeding and the duration of purity she experienced in the previous month.

Example: A woman bled for seven days in the previous month or previous two months and remained free from menstruation for 23 days. Her habit will be considered seven days of habits for the following months unless the number of days she menstruates changes.