Discharging a few drops of blood on the part of a Muhrim woman

Q: A Muhrim (pilgrim in the ritual state for Hajj and `Umrah) woman had a few drops of blood discharged during Tawaf-ul-Ifadah (final obligatory circumambulation of the Ka`bah in Hajj), what is the ruling on this? Is there any difference between having these drops during the days of the monthly period and outside of them? What will the ruling be if she continued her Tawaf in spite of this due to overcrowding, then she returned to her homeland, and more than a year passed since then?

A: Any woman who has a few drops of blood discharged during performing Tawaf-ul-Ifadah (final obligatory circumambulation of the Ka`bah in Hajj) or any other kind of Tawaf, her Tawaf will be invalid, as she is not Tahir (ritually pure) anymore. Thus, she should discontinue, and when the bleeding stops, she should perform after-menstruation Ghusl (full ritual bath) if it is menstruation; (Part No. 10; Page No. 253) or she should perform Wudu' (ablution) if she is outside the menstrual period. After that she should return and perform the obligatory Tawaf from the very beginning. If she traveled back without performing Tawaf-ul-Ifadah correctly, she should come back to Makkah to perform it. If she had any conjugal relations during this period, she should slaughter a sheep meeting the same conditions for Ud-hiyah (sacrificial animal offered by non-pilgrims) in Makkah and distribute it among the poor in Al-Haram (all areas within the Sacred Sanctuary of Makkah) as a Kaffarah (expiation) for having conjugal intercourse.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.