Does the discharge of a drop of blood while taking pills affect the validity of Sawm and `Umrah?
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I took contraceptive pills in order to delay the coming of my regular menstrual period.
Since my period was due on 22/9/1420 A.H., I took the pills two weeks before that date. On 20/9/1420 A.H, I noticed a small brownish blood drop, which thence continued to fall once every day until I stopped taking the (Part No. 9; Page No. 66) pills on the second day of `Eid-ul-Fitr (the Feast of Breaking the Fast), yet I continued to observe Sawm (Fast) during Ramadan. Two days later, I had my actual menstrual period.My question is: Is my observance of Sawm during Ramadan as mentioned above valid? I also fasted six days after `Eid-ul-Fitr; can these days compensate for the missed days of Sawm in Ramadan? If those intermittent blood drops I used to notice was not menstrual, is my Sawm in the six days valid for the recommended Sawm during the month of Shawwal?Note: I was ritually pure when embarking on with the intention of making `Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) at the Miqat (one of the specified destinations for entering into the ritual state for making Hajj or `Umrah). In fact, I noticed the brownish blood drop referred to in my question only after finishing all the rites of `Umrah. Is my `Umrah valid in this case, or was it invalidated because of such discharge? Give me a Fatwa, may Allah reward you with the best.
If the case is as you have mentioned, your observance of Sawm during Ramadan is valid and this discharge does not affect the validity of your acts of worship such as Sawm, Salah (Prayer), and the like. Accordingly, you do not have to make up for the days of Ramadan. As for observing Sawm for a number of days after Ramadan with the intention of making up for any missed days of Sawm, it is out of place here for there was no reason to do so. If you wish to observe the recommended Sawm of the six days of Shawwal, intention has to precede doing so. As for the `Umrah, it is valid In sha’a-Allah (if Allah wills) and is not affected by the intermittent blood drops you noticed after finishing the `Umrah. This is because the Taharah (ritual purification) state is originally presumed, and you were not sure whether it was discharged before or during Tawaf (circumambulation of the Ka`bah). However, we advise you not to use such contraceptive pills so as not to spoil your acts of worship such as Salah, Sawm, and the like. (Part No. 9; Page No. 67) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings of Allah be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and his Companions.