Fasting in case of menstrual disorder

Fatwa no. 20490 All praise be to Allah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon the Last of the Prophets. To proceed:The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta' has viewed the Fatwa that His Eminence, the Grand Mufty, has received from His Eminence the Chairman of Faifa Organization Center: Muhammad ibn `Aly Al-Faify, under no. 97, dated 16/6/1419 A.H., that was transferred to the Committee from the Secretariat General of the Council of Senior Scholars, under no. 3825, dated 21/6/1419 A.H. His Eminence required the consideration of the Fatwa request that was presented to him by a questioner, to which was attached his letter that reads as follows: To the respected Chairman of Faifa Organization Center, As-salamu `alaykum warahmatullah wabarakatuh (May Allah's Peace, Mercy, and Blessings be upon you). I present this letter to you so as to tell you that I have a daughter who is 18 years old, and she has a psychological disease. She did not fast 12 days in Ramadan, 1418 A.H., and whenever she fasted, (Part No. 9; Page No. 65) she had her menstrual period again. Please send my question to the responsible authorities. May Allah Grant you success. As-salamu `alaykum warahmatullah wabarakatuh.

After studying the Fatwa request, the Committee replied that this woman must start compensating for the days that she missed last Ramadan, by assuming that the duration of her menstruation is the same as the duration that she was used to before the disturbance of her menstruation; so she must spend this period without fasting or offering Salah (Prayer), and without having sexual intercourse with her husband, if she is married. When this duration ends, she must perform the ritual bath and fast. Then if she bleeds again while she is fasting after her menstrual period, she must not bother herself about it because it is proved to be Istihadah (abnormal vaginal bleeding outside the menstrual or post-partum period), which does not prevent her from fasting, offering Salah, or having intercourse with her husband. During the period of having Istihadah, she must perform Wudu' (ablution) for each Salah after its time begins.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.