Brownish and yellowish discharges

(Part No. 5; Page No. 391)  A: All praise be to Allah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions. The yellow or brown discharge women find after the end of their period is not menstrual blood. They have to offer Salah, observe Sawm (fast) and it is lawful for their husbands to have intercourse with them. This is based on the report narrated by Al-Bukhari in his Sahih and by Abu Dawud in his Sunan on the authority of the well-known Sahabiyyah (early Muslim women who lived at the time of the Prophet), Um ‘Atiyyah (may Allah be pleased with her) who said: “We used not to regard the yellow or brown discharge after purification as being anything that mattered.” (This is the wording reported by Abu Dawud) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.