brown discharge from female

Q: Assalama Alaikoum imam,
So is the brown discharge right before you menses or after your menses still count as your menses? I usually get brown discharge with the red together  but then some time I have just brown discharge for hours before the red one and sometime I would have the brown discharge for up to 2days before the red one comes. So under all these circumstance, does the brown discharge count as  your menses? Also, towards the end of my menses some time the red discharge stops and then i would have brown for 2 days before I see the clear one. So when you have to make gusul, the clear discharge is what designates your menses are over?
I also heard before making gusul to make wudu and then gusul? is that right…if it is right how does your wudu go through before you make gusul?
May Allah(s.w.t) reward you for your time.

Time: Monday December 6, 2010 at 5:15 pm

Q: Assalama Aalikum Imam, I have send this question earlier but it never got answer. Can you Please answer it asap because it is concerning my salah. The brown discharge one gets before menses, is it part of menses. I sometime get brown discharge before my period with the same symptoms of the menses ie pain . The brown dishcarge last some time hours  or days before I see the red color discharge. Am is suppose to pray during my brown discharge eventhough i have pain similar to initial mense pain? Jazakumallah khair and May Allah(s.w.t) reward you alot for your answer and May he bless you and your family.Ameen!

Time: Tuesday May 10, 2011 at 6:34 pm

Answers: وعليكم السلام ورحمة الله وبركاته

There is a standard or generally preferred rule: a discharge that is other than white is considered a discharge of blood. Thus, your brown discharge must be calculated as within the bleeding category. Based on this you can do you calculation and view it as istihaza or haiz.

Please resend if unclear. May Allah (SWT) accept your duas Ameen.

Allah Certainly Knows Best.

I am really sorry for getting back to you so late on this matter. Sometimes emails, texts, etc. just do not make it on the priority table. May texts etc. go ignored due to its sheer volume.  My sincere apologies.

2 responses to “brown discharge from female

  1. Assalamu Alaykum,
    May Allah(s.w.t) reward you Imam for your reply.Ameen. Alhamduilliah I was able to find out its ruling and I did not pray during the brown discharge
    No problem, I totally understand that you get a lot of emails/texts.
    May Allah(s.w.t) reward you for your efforts and all that you do for our community.Ameen

  2. worried mother

    As-salaam-alaikum. I am amazed with the Imam’s patience in answering questions and his kind tone in his answers. With womens issues that are so specific, I feel bad that these young girls cannot go to a woman in the community, mosque, or their own women family members like mothers, sisters, cousins. It is good that Imam is able to answer. I think the overall answer to these questions should be if it stains it is part of period. That is why urine, feces or such things in underwear means to do wudu and change clothing before prayers.
    Jazakullah Khair