Her Period Comes Twice A Month – Should She Stop Praying And Fasting Each Time?
The Awqaf -
I have some health problems and my period comes
twice each month, and lasts for seven to ten days each
time. How should I fast in Ramadaan, and how should I
Praise be to Allaah.
The ruling depends on the reason for it; if the reason
is present, the ruling applies. If there is menstrual
blood which is known by its characteristics and colour,
then the woman must follow the rulings on
menstruation, and prayer, fasting and intercourse are
forbidden at that time, even if it happens more than
once in a month and even if it lasts more than the
usual number of days each month.
Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him)
was asked about a woman whose period came, then she
became pure and did ghusl, then after she had prayed
for nine days, she started to bleed again, so she did
not pray for three days, then she became pure and
prayed for eleven days, then her period came again as
usual. Should she repeat the prayers she offered
during those three days or should they be regarded as
part of her period?
When the period comes it is hayd (menstruation)
regardless of whether a long time or a short one has
passed between it and the previous period. If a woman
has her period then becomes pure, then after five
days, or six, or ten, her period comes again, she
should stop praying because this is hayd. This applies
all the time. Every time she becomes pure then her
period comes again, she has to stop praying etc. But
if she bleeds continually and it only stops for a
short while, then she is mustahaadah (one who suffers
from istihaadah or non-menstrual vaginal bleeding),
and in that case she should only stop praying for the
duration of her normal menses.
Majmoo' Fataawa al-Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen, 11 Shawwaal
And Allaah knows best.