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Blood flow after Performing Ghusl

I notice that when I perform Ghusl after the monthly period-which lasts for five days-sometimes a very small amount of blood comes out, and this occurs immediately after I make Ghusl; after this, nothing comes out. So I don't know whether I should just consider my course as being five days, and not to count the extra, then pray and fast, assuming there is no obligation upon me in this regard, or should I consider that day to be one of the days of my course, and not pray or fast on it... bearing in mind that this does not always happen to me, only about every two or three cycles? I request you to inform me.

If what is discharged from you after performing Taharah is yellow, or brown in colour, it is not considered to be of any importance: in fact, its ruling is the same as that of urine. However, if it is clearly blood, then it must be considered to be form the menstrual cycle, and you must repeat the Ghusl after it stops, according to the authentic narration of Umm 'Atiyyah, may Allah be pleased with her, - one of the Companions of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) - who said:

"We did not consider yellow and brown discharges after menstruation to be anything." [Al-Bukhari no. 326 and Abu Dawud no. 307]

Shaykh `Abdul-`Azeez Bin Baz
Fatawa Islamiyah, vol.1, p114, DARUSSALAM.
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